Thursday, March 8

Population implosion

Hardly. But maybe not growing as fast. Gets you thinking though. Between my paternal/maternal grandparents, over twenty kiddies were produced. Their offspring, my parent’s generation, begat an average of three per couple; and while a number remained child free, there must be a zillion cousins. Gudgeon and Mrs G’s immediate family account for ten Boomer siblings, who have in turn produced a cohort of eight Generation X/Millennials. Their children are now up and running, ten at my last count. Not sure my back of a fag packet calculation indicates any meaningful trend. Certainly not a ‘monumental’ one, as Allister Heath’s peak baby article contends. And given I won’t be around when civilisation as we know it ends, do I really give a toss?

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