THE DEMOGRAPHIC BOMB

Clay Shirky clay@shirky.com
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 13:05:38 -0400 (EDT)


> > Note however that it was population density, not size, that created
> > the breeding grounds for those germs.
> 
> Possibly, but, you have to admit that unless your population is big enough,
> you don't find enough survivable mutations, right? :-).

No, not possibly, definitely. Population is a necessary but not
sufficient condition. Cities, themselves a product of agriculture, are
required.

-clay