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World population estimates, according to Livi-Bacci, A concise history of world populations:

10,000 BC - 6 millions
400 BC - 153 millions
0 - 252 millions
200 - 257
600 - 208 (Justinian plague)
1000 - 253
1200 - 400
1340 - 442
1400 - 375 (Black plague)
1500 - 461
1600 - 578
1700 - 680
1750 - 771
1800 - 954
1850 - 1241
1900 - 1634
1950 - 2520
2000 - 6236

das monde:

Perhaps most populations were growing at >1% rate most of the time

Looks that way, yes.

das monde:

but the "exceptional" setbacks are parts of the game, and their probability increases with the population number approaching habitat limitations

But it is not planned or genetic.

by fjallstrom on Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 at 03:14:18 PM EST
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