[LMB] Cetagandan population levels & proto-haut

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Wed Jun 9 18:42:54 BST 2010

At 09:50 AM 6/9/2010, Howard Brazee wrote:
>On 6/9/2010 6:50 AM, Tora K. Smulders-Srinivasan wrote:
>>All they have to do is start out by selecting certain parents as ideal
>>for their future genetic goals and pay them lots of money to have as
>>many kids as possible.  Even if it is by body-birth.  You could
>>imagine a system where it's both societally and monetarily encouraged
>>to have lots of kids.  Perhaps the government would even give choices
>>for the parents to have the kids and if they don't want that many, get
>>a basic fee and give them to the government to raise.  (just picture a
>>proto-haut woman saying 'they want as many kids as I can make, and
>>I've already given them 6, and they pay really well too, who needs a
>>job?'  and looking down her nose on someone whose genes weren't
>>desired at all)
>A century ago, the French government, concerned that they weren't producing enough cannon-fodder for its armies, started creating propaganda promoting the joys of parenthood.   It worked, and the birth rate went up.
>Various religions push having lots of children, and when the resources are available, population grows.
>And we are talking about situations where technology will allow much faster population growth, should they decide to pay for it - which seems likely.

I remember the example of Quebec, where the French Canadians took control of their province by having  good Catholic (very large) families.  It takes a while, but 30 years later, voila. . . .

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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