RE: Watches & Necklaces

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Thu 29 May 2003 - 02:47:27 GMT

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    At 09:10 PM 28/05/03 -0400, scott wrote:


    >So would you agree with Richard that education is a parasite?

    No, because I don't think Richard said that. Education and closely associated wealth tends to reduced the number of children you have, but it does make the ones you have more likely to survive, in bad times *much* more likely to survive. This is just an extension of the K r spectrum.

    Though as I noted, humans just happen to react to education and wealth this way. Our evolution could have left us with the tendency to turn wealth into more kids. To an unknown extent this may be more cultural. Consider that bin Laden has 40 some odd kids, not unusual by Saudi Prince standards.

    Keith Henson

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