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[pct-l] re: The Rat Cage
>"What is wrong is a population of 240 million people and only one
PCT, Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone."
Not to make things worse than they seem but your estimate is low by
about 10%. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census our nation's
population in 1997 is 267,954,767 and growing by about 1% per year.
The population of the World meanwhile is estimated at 5.9 billion and is
growing at a 1.6% pace or roughly 100 million people per year.
Mother Ship Earth is indeed filling up if not overflowing. Aside from
not procreating, what is one to do?
>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:31:03 -0400
>From: Walter Radney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [pct-l] Rats
>There is nothing wrong with Logging along the PCT.
>There is nothing wrong with horses on the PCT.
>There is nothing wrong with lugged boots on the PCT.
>There is nothing wrong with many other activities on the PCT.
>What is wrong is a population of 240 million people and only one
>PCT, Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone.
>The competition and bickering for use of the PCT will only increase
>as our population increases.
>A reasonable number of rats (people) in a cage (country or planet ) can
>but as more are added at some point the rats start attacking each other.
>a function of how much food is available but a function of how much space is
> Cynical Walt
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