[This man explains how overcrowding is a myth. In doing so he completely ignores certain things that include, but aren't limited to: Not every square-inch of land is easily inhabitable to humans. The MASSIVE amount of infrastructure and the space for it that is required to keep modern civilization afloat. The geopolitical, social, and psychological need for people to have plenty of room. The need for ecological preservation that is essential to our survival. etc. etc. I could go on, but I think I've made my point.]
Let's do the math. How many square yards are there in a square mile? You have 1,760 on a side, so multiply 1,760 by 1,760, the same way you would get nine square feet in a square yard by multiplying three by three. Use a calculator if you must. The answer is 3,097,600 square yards in a square mile. Then multiply by four, since we are putting four people in each square yard. You get 12,390,400 people per square mile. Chances are your town is a least one square mile in area. Did you know you could squeeze over 12 million people into it?
Now divide 12,390,400 into 6.4 billion to see how many square miles it would take to hold everybody. The answer is 532.67 square miles, or 533 rounded off. That's about a 23-mile square. Houston's area is 596 square miles, so you'd have an extra 60 square miles, room for another three quarters of a billion or so.
If you spread out, giving each person his own square yard and a folding chair, you could just about seat everyone in Delaware. If you gave everyone ten square yards (a 30-foot square, or 900 square feet -- a small apartment), you could fit all 6.4 billion people into Texas.
The point is simple. We've got room. Don't let the fear of overcrowding discourage you. And even if things get tight with unbelieving families, we could always use more Christian parents raising Christian kids, should they be saved.
Mark T. Coppenger, The Henry Institute 35 Comments
[5/10/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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