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Originally posted by dreamwalker74
reply to post by Jenna
OK lets base it on Adam and Eve. If every family generation had 2 children on average. It would only take 33 generations, to go far past the current six to seven billion people. if you even take that in a 20 year generational context, you're only talking about 660 years. How do we acount for ten's or hundred's of thousands of years, where we retain different races and cultures?
Originally posted by Totalstranger
have to take into account wars, plagues, natural disaters, etc. that could account for why there arent a sextillion people alive today. Hell the whole reason the population is growing so damn much is the lack of disease and all the help given to 3rd world countries who then have a population explosion. I once read that in some parts of Africa the average 60 yr old woman has like over 100 offspring. compare that to my 59 yr old mothers 2 (no grandkids) and its crazy.