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Interesting Question about Human Procreation

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#1 leachim


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

It is said that the whole population of the world can fit shoulder to shoulder on the Isle of Wight in the UK. The IOW is 147 Sq Miles.
How long would it be therefore, considering exponential procreation, before all land mass on earth would be filled by humans shoulder to shoulder ? The land mass on earth is  57,308,738 square miles.
Although taking away deserts and mountainous regions leaves 24,642,757 square miles.
Have a think - you must take into account how fast 2 people produces another and so on and so on...????

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:22 PM

It's 70% water for one thing.  And of course a significant portion of the planet's land is extremely difficult to live on due to climate and a lack of arable land.  


It's a question that has no meaning.  If this and if that.  


There is no shortage of people. 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:56 AM

What about other equations like fats ones, thin ones, tall ones, small ones and lets not forget they would starve to death before getting to this point or die from disease.

I doubt you'd get the current earth population on the isle of wight lol 

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