[ExI] Human population growth before 1800 CE/was Re: Really? and EP

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 21 19:04:31 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 4/21/09, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Before 1800 all societies, including England, were
> Malthusian.
> The average man or woman had 2 surviving children. Such
> societies were also Darwinian. Some reproductively
> successful
> groups produced more than 2 surviving children, increasing
> their
> share of the population, while other groups produced less,
> so that
> their share declined.

Do you mean that before 1800 CE, the human population was stable -- never rising or falling?  That there pretty much the same number of humans from the beginning of the species until 1800 CE?




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