Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Do the dead outnumber the living?
Not even close, according to new research from the Population Reference Bureau. according to new research from the Population Reference Bureau. "There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived," according to a BBC News article. Of course, as BoingBoing NOTED, the vast majority of history is based on educated guesses. The first homo sapiens weren't too interested in acquiring census data. It wasn't until the 18th century or so that the best ongoing data was collected about such things.