Dark ages death toll
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14-05-2013, 03:42 PM
RE: Dark ages death toll
Methodology, man. You wanna publish, you're gonna have to outline your methodology better.

First, how to estimate the degree to which Christianity was responsible for slowing progress, and in what fields, and to what extent, and over what time periods. You've also got to define what 'premature' death is. And there are greyer cases - does a lower fertility rate count as (potential) lives lost?

Then, I suppose, you could begin considering the effect of lower mortality and greater longevity due advancing knowledge, if certain trends had begun earlier. But, then, you can't just assume continued exponential growth to the present day - in many developed countries today population growth has dropped almost to (or past) the negative mark.

Good luck, though!
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14-05-2013, 04:04 PM
RE: Dark ages death toll
I was really hypothesizing based on the rapid growth of knowledge during the end of the roman era. It seemed remarkably similar to the of the resonance!
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15-05-2013, 09:28 PM
RE: Dark ages death toll
(14-05-2013 04:04 PM)Joebennett Wrote:  I was really hypothesizing based on the rapid growth of knowledge during the end of the roman era. It seemed remarkably similar to the of the resonance!

Did you mean Renaissance?

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