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Display created by Ed Stephan http: From the genealogical list, which is probably complete without any gaps, the time between Adam and the flood of Noahwhich occurred when the latter was years oldcan be calculated to be almost exactly years.
During this time period, man was much healthier than he is now; the gene pool, less corrupted by subsequent harmful mutations and other defects; and the environment on earth, was much more favorable to good health and long life, as can be seen by the recorded pre-flood longevities.
It is even possible that photosynthesis in plant life was more efficient than it is now. A warmer average climate in ancient times would also mean a higher rate of oxygen generation by the more numerous plant life. At age 65, Enoch became the father of a son whom he named Methuselah, a name which means "when he dies it the flood shall come.
Methuselah survived to agethe oldest man who ever lived. True to prediction, the flood came the year Methuselah died. Stedman in his book Understanding Man has analyzed the meaning of the names of the descendants in the line of Seth to Noah and gives the following explanation: There is some difference among authorities as to the meaning of these names, depending upon the root from which they are judged to be taken.
But one authority gives a most interesting sequence of meanings. It is your own life.
God has written "Methuselah" on each one of us. That is the end of the world. Is it fifty years from now, ten, tomorrow? But at any moment, when he dies, it will come.
In this formula Pn is the population after n generations beginning with one man and one woman; n is the number of generationsfound by dividing the total time period by the number of years per generation. The variable x can be thought of as the number of generations that are alive when P n is evaluated.
Therefore, if x is 2, the generations that are alive are generations n and n This means that only a generation and its parents are alive. C is half the number of children in the family. If each family has only two children, the population growth rate is zero, but a reasonable and conservative number of children per family is 2.
The derivation of the above equation has been added as Note A at the end of this article. It is even quite possible that the preflood population was much higher than it is now.
Family reunions must have been spectacular affairs with average life-spans well over years! When the Flood destroyed the Antediluvian world only eight persons were rescued on the Ark of Noah.
A home computer spread sheet or a hand calculator can be used to iterate world population growth rates for various realistic values of n, C, and x.
This will soon convince the skeptic that the earth can be easily filled full of people in a few thousands of years. For these conditions which are not at all unreasonable, the population at the end of 5 generation would be 96, after 10 generations, 3,; after 15 generations, 98,; after 20 generations, 3,; and after 30 generations, 3,, In one more generation 31 the total would increase to 6.
How long is a generation? Again, a reasonable assumption is that the average marriage occurs at age 25 and that the four children will have been born by age Then the grandchildren will have been born the parents have lived their allotted span of 70 years.By the year , nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers.
Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim.
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics where you can create your own queries, generate . Megatech: Technology in - Kindle edition by Daniel Franklin.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Megatech: Technology in In demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have reached billion people as of May World population has experienced continuous growth since the end of the Great Famine of –17 and the Black Death in , when it was near million.
The highest population growth rates – global population increases above % per. The following plot is a rough estimate of world population from the time of the Flood of Noah, until the birth of Jesus, (53 generations).
For discussion purposes the population at the time of Abraham, eleven generations after the Flood, has been taken to be one million people. Megatech: Technology in [The Economist, Daniel Franklin] on regardbouddhiste.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the not-too-distant future, we'll be plugging our brains into the internet, replacing our worn-out body parts.