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Posted by harry on November 29, 2009, 8:28 pm




I have travelled extensively in Australia.  Dwarfs even Texas.   There
used to be a "farm" there that was bigger than the whole of Texas.
  So I can probably comprehend little old Texas as we crossed
Australia by bus. Largely uninhabitable in  the middle bit.  It took
many days and it became very boring.
I have also crossed the Sahara desert. Even more uninhabitable.  But
actually more interesting (geographically  & ethnically).
These areas were once fertile well watered plains and not too long ago
in the Sahara.  Interesting to see the effects of desertification.
The point I am making is population can't be exported to the remaining
uninhabitable areas.
So whilst there might be vacant "real estate" in Texas and elsewhere
it may just as well not exist. It is valueless except perhaps for
mineral wealth.

Posted by Curbie on November 23, 2009, 6:09 pm

For me anyway, this hits the nail on the head.

My crystal-ball has never worked worth a darn, but my computer works
just fine, and consistent population growth with fixed recourses is
mathematically impossible over time.


Posted by Josepi on November 23, 2009, 6:19 pm

This is all bulogney! I had two parents, four grandparents, eight
greatgrandparents and so forth!

There were many more people in the world in previous generations. There is
only one of ME!

Posted by Johnny B Good on November 23, 2009, 7:05 pm

 Thank goodnes for that! (Or, did you forget the smiley? ;-)

Regards, John.

 Please remove the "ohggcyht" before replying.
The address has been munged to reject Spam-bots.

Posted by Josepi on November 23, 2009, 8:08 pm

It was inplied and should have been obvious...LOL (better? I can't do ascii

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