and yet they continue to squabble…

02021-11-30 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

the current population has grown, very rapidly, from something much smaller. The result is that, as a species, H. sapiens is extraordinarily samey. There is more genetic variation in a few troupes of wild chimpanzees than in the entire human population. Lack of genetic variation is never good for species survival.

Scientific American

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  1. Steve

    Also from the article:

    “Another reason for the downturn in population growth is economic. Politicians strive for relentless economic growth, but this is not sustainable in a world where resources are finite.” This one keeps coming up repeatedly.

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