X-Message-Number: 2573
Subject: CRYONICS Overpopulation (Re: 2568)
From:  (Edgar W. Swank)
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 94 07:01:23 PST

In msg #2568, Franz Amador makes a lot of comments about
overpopulation that I disagree with. I will comment on one:

    ...I don't see how substantial increases in lifespan could avoid
    forcing matching decreases in birth rate, and immortality would
    mean no children at all.  This would be a real loss to humanity,
    and the thought distresses me.

Everyone can be immortal and still have -one- child. The population
will eventually stabilize at twice its initial value, because

   2 = 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + ...

 (Edgar W. Swank)
SPECTROX SYSTEMS +1.408.252.1005  Cupertino, Ca

[ Message #398 has this and several more arguments concerning
  overpopulation.  To retrieve it, send email to me with the Subject
  line "CRYOMSG 398". - KQB ]

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