From: Metaqualia (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 2004 - 19:08:17 MDT
> environment. As EO Wilson puts it, we are just incredibly lucky that over
> some threshold of wealth women drastically reduce the number of children
> they have. Otherwise wars would have killed upwards of two billion more
> the last century than they did.
Wouldn't perceived wealth relate to the abundance of resources still
available in the environment? As a population approaches the resource limit,
people should start getting poorer and poorer, since there isn't enough
stuff to go around; so why wouldn't women produce less children below some
certain threshold rather than above?
Also, from a woman's perspective, abundance of wealth means that kids need
to be less genetically endowed to make it, therefore there should be a
tendency toward making more children but faster (less body weight at birth).
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