Do the living outnumber the dead?

8 03 2007

Fact or Fiction?: Living People Outnumber the Dead

Interesting article in Scientific American: Booming population growth among the living, according to one rumour, outpaces the dead.

This is an urban myth (or not) which I’ve heard on several occasions. This article saves you the effort of working it out. And, if you can’t be bothered to read the article:


(current population represents about 6% of the total number who have ever lived)


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