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  1. Sean Says:

    I can’t imagine how the island nation of Japan which is the size of California but has a population of 130 million could possibly function with say, the population of California. It would be utter mayhem, dogs and cats sleeping together etc.

    A shrinking population is only a problem for pyramid schemes such as social security.

  2. dearieme Says:

    Ahoy, Seth. O/T but fascinating.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b7af978-493a-11e2-9225-00144feab49a.html#axzz2FS2ccPqR

    I have speculated along these lines myself in various comment sections – but that was mere conjecture by a medical ignoramus. I wonder how good their evidence is?

    Seth: Because antibiotics are routinely used to fatten cows and pigs, it is a far-fetched idea.