posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 09:27 AM
Originally posted by BlackJackal
It seems hard to imagine that with all the disease that is ravaging through the entire continent of Africa that population would be climbing like it
It's not affecting birth rate, but it is affecting orphan rate. Epidemic numbers of infant and pre-adult orphans in Africa now. An interesting (but
probably flawed) theory I heard about those African diseases, like AIDS, is that nature has effectively increased fertility somehow, leading to
population replacement, but also with pop explosions like that...evolution happens in leaps and bounds, and THE CURE FOR AIDS, or rather first humans
resistant to it, will be born in a highly affected area of Africa, and research should be done there. Just a macro theory. It really doesn't make
sense from a biological perspective, but then what does?