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samehme
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Sep 19, 2007

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

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patyjs  Identity Verified
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WOW!! Sep 19, 2007

Thanks for the link. Fascinating, scary stuff!

Paty


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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
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really interesting Sep 19, 2007

WOW... it's fascinating....I wonder how they do it...

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María Leticia Cazeneuve  Identity Verified
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Scary indeed! Sep 19, 2007

Specially scary are the increasing numbers for diseases / abortions / deaths...

Leticia.


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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
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I love it Sep 19, 2007

I'm still staring at it, playing with the different stats, and trying to correlate those different figures.

For example, in a given time period, and approximately speaking:

- the number of marriages is about five times the number of divorces (people still believe in love!).

- the number of abortions is close to the number of deaths.

- the sum of cars and bikes produced is close to the number of births (clever guys, they're motorizing everyone).

- an hectare of forest is lost for every three cars produced.

- a species extincts for every one million barrels of oil produced.


Thanks for the link!

Andres


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Linear model Sep 19, 2007

According to stats temperature hasn't increesed the last 6 years.

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Anne Diamantidis  Identity Verified
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Wow Sep 20, 2007

Yes, it's fascinating ! There's one death every second but approx. 2 births in one second - one gone, two coming ! Life is amazing...!

Thank you for this link !


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B D Finch  Identity Verified
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Interesting but ... Sep 20, 2007

María Leticia Cazeneuve wrote:


Specially scary are the increasing numbers for diseases / abortions / deaths...

Leticia.


Unless we can be sure that the data used to generate this is accurate, this is really just a clever amusement that plays on people's curiosity but contributes little or nothing to their knowledge.

Why should you find the increasing numbers of abortions scary? I'd find increasing numbers of unwanted pregnancies more scary. If population is increasing, then the number of deaths (given that life is a temporary condition) is going to increase. The only way for the population to stop increasing is for the number of deaths to equal the number of births. So, perhaps you need to be more scared about the number of births?

Personally, I'd be happier with a much lower birth rate, a lower death rate from everything except old age and an increased life expectancy at birth in the countries where this is currently less than 50 years. Unfortunately, the chances of this are about zero.


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Vie007
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what's your take ? Sep 20, 2007

Number of bikes produced tripled the one of cars. What's your take ?

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