Posted: Aug 08, 2010 10:37 pm
by eddie.zdi
Just posted this on the comments section of Stevebee's site any comments

For simplicities sake I can show you the correct maths to use here:

World population = WP
Yearly food requirement of 1 person equals = F
Totally yearly food yield of the earth = N

if WPxF > N the population starts to starve
if WPxF < N all is good.

A population quickly increases to the point where WPxF is just below N.
The only way to increase population after that is to increase N,
Which happened on when farming was invented and again when the industrial revolution happened
The concept of a population ever exceeding the point were WPxF < N is impossible.