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000 Let us suppose that the world's population should from this instant remain stationary. Let us suppose that a. system of keeping pedigr.ees should be adopted which would. show the line of descent of all children bo·m in the future. l,et us suppose tha.t one p::dr  IrL"lle and female should ~do~t, 3nd succeed in compelling all of their children to adopt, a rule of exogamy  t~~t is to S8,y, th"t no descendant of this pair should ever mate with another descendant, nO matter how remote, of the same pair. Let us further suppose that tbis family should have only two ehildren who 'WOuld surv:i.ve to complete maturity, and that the rule of the descendants of' this family should be that onJ.y such n number of' children would be born as would secure to each descendant only two children who would grow to mn.turity. The children of the first family would be only two in number. These two would marry and e:=~ab. of them be the parent of two more children. Th''1.t would leave four grandchildren of the original p~\ir. If these four children should marry and produce in the same way, there would be eight great grandchildren of the orj.gina,l pair. Of the next gener~tion there would be 16, of the next 32, and the next 64. Sucoeeding gener5tions would be < s follows: the 7th  128; the 8th  256; the 9th  512; the lOth  1,024; the Ilth  2,048; the 12th  4,096; the L3th  8.192; the 14th  16.384; the 15th  32,768; the 16th  65.,536; the 17th  131,072; the 18th  262.h4; the 19th  524,288; the 20th  1,048,576; the 21st  2.097,152; the 22nd  4,194.304; the 234  8,388,608; the 24th  16,777,216; the 25th  ~3,554.432; the 26th  67,108,864; the 27th  ID4,217,728; the 28th  268,435,456; the 29th  536,870,912; the 30th  1,073.741,824; 2nd the 31st  2,147,483,648. There are on earth today some 1,600,,000,000 :people. J.. generation would not exceed, espeoially uni.er this twoina:f'ami1:.v pl3.n, thirty years. Ohio University Libraries, E.W. Scripps Papers, MSS 117, Series 4, http://bit.ly/scripps_mss117
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Transcript  000 Let us suppose that the world's population should from this instant remain stationary. Let us suppose that a. system of keeping pedigr.ees should be adopted which would. show the line of descent of all children bo·m in the future. l,et us suppose tha.t one p::dr  IrL"lle and female should ~do~t, 3nd succeed in compelling all of their children to adopt, a rule of exogamy  t~~t is to S8,y, th"t no descendant of this pair should ever mate with another descendant, nO matter how remote, of the same pair. Let us further suppose that tbis family should have only two ehildren who 'WOuld surv:i.ve to complete maturity, and that the rule of the descendants of' this family should be that onJ.y such n number of' children would be born as would secure to each descendant only two children who would grow to mn.turity. The children of the first family would be only two in number. These two would marry and e:=~ab. of them be the parent of two more children. Th''1.t would leave four grandchildren of the original p~\ir. If these four children should marry and produce in the same way, there would be eight great grandchildren of the orj.gina,l pair. Of the next gener~tion there would be 16, of the next 32, and the next 64. Sucoeeding gener5tions would be < s follows: the 7th  128; the 8th  256; the 9th  512; the lOth  1,024; the Ilth  2,048; the 12th  4,096; the L3th  8.192; the 14th  16.384; the 15th  32,768; the 16th  65.,536; the 17th  131,072; the 18th  262.h4; the 19th  524,288; the 20th  1,048,576; the 21st  2.097,152; the 22nd  4,194.304; the 234  8,388,608; the 24th  16,777,216; the 25th  ~3,554.432; the 26th  67,108,864; the 27th  ID4,217,728; the 28th  268,435,456; the 29th  536,870,912; the 30th  1,073.741,824; 2nd the 31st  2,147,483,648. There are on earth today some 1,600,,000,000 :people. J.. generation would not exceed, espeoially uni.er this twoina:f'ami1:.v pl3.n, thirty years. Ohio University Libraries, E.W. Scripps Papers, MSS 117, Series 4, http://bit.ly/scripps_mss117 
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