Here and now: on population and the human condition

In 1921, Raymond Pearl, Professor of Biometry and Vital Statistics at Johns Hopkins made a starting prediction that the upper-limit of population which could be sustained by the United States would be reached in 2060 and that it would be around 200 million souls. Dr. Pearl employed logically-sound analyses extrapolating from the Malthusian doctrine prevalent … Continue reading Here and now: on population and the human condition

Shelf-space

I have a problem that needs fixing. I am a bibliophile with limited space on my shelves. I have put off this problem for a long time wishing that it would go away by itself, but now I urgently need to make space for new pages which will inevitably encroach upon my small apartment. One … Continue reading Shelf-space