[extropy-chat] War Is Easy To Explain - Peace is Not

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Mar 14 18:54:04 UTC 2007

At 01:04 PM 3/14/2007 -0500, Keith wrote:

>The last century and especially the last 50 years have seen technology
>staying ahead of population growth.
>When and if that falters, you should expect wars to reduce the population
>to whatever the long term carrying capacity of the environment can support.

Or (maybe more importantly) epidemics, something that presumably 
hunter-gatherers didn't confront because they had no livestock to 
incubate bugs and far less frequent or intimate contact with diverse 
human groups.

Damien Broderick

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