Suppose earth was in total famine. How long would humanity survive by cannibalizing one other?
Suppose for a moment that there was no more food to be had anywhere; that the planet was in total famine. How long would humanity survive by cannibalizing each other?
Starting to think about numbers, considering that we are 7 billion people on earth, I asked my girlfriend how long we could survive by eating a human being... and... it does not seem to be a normal question to ask.
There are reports; unverified, that sanctions in places like N. Korea have forced some people to resort to cannibalism. This may seem like a question that is not normal to ask, but there are instances in history where this kind of thing happened.
Well, if people are organised in a way that the population would half everytime they eat eachother, and let's say; one person can survive up to a month per human consumed, the last survivor would be standing alone after 3 years.
The question really is in the population of seven billion how many would turn to cannibalism? Like most disasters we would work our way out of it, not eat each other.
No food,I believe it would go to cannibalism they eat the dead at Donner Pass,it would get down to the survival of the fittest ,he/she/they ,would also be the fattest.
So then, in a nutshell, just short of a lunar month. This makes a lot of sense and confirms my suspicions concerning a huge natural disaster like a volcanic winter or major asteroid impact that shut of photosynthesis resulting in mass starvation.
approximately 26.5 days based on statistical analysis using a factor of 7 by 4.
What a horrible thought, but very realistic if something catastrophic ever happened. I suppose survival of the fittest applies in this situation.
by qwark 6 years ago
Can anyone relate this question, intellectually, to the contemporary "human condition?" Explain why you can or cannot.Qwark
by qwark 5 years ago
What will the method be that is used to necessarily "reduce/cull" the human population to a level Mother "Gaia" can, comfortably and successfully, nurture it ?
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