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If we could shrink the earth

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If the earth’s population was shrunk into a village of just 100 people, with all the human ratios existing in the world still remaining, what would this tiny, diverse village look like? That’s exactly what Phillip M. Harter, a medical doctor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, attempted to figure out. This is what he found:

  • 57 would be Asian

  • 21 would be European

  • 14 would be from the Western Hemisphere

  • 8 would be African

  • 52 would be female

  • 48 would be male

  • 70 would be non-white

  • 30 would be white

  • 70 would be non-Christian

  • 30 would be Christian

  • 89 would be heterosexual

  • 11 would be homosexual

  • 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States

  • 80 would live in substandard housing

  • 70 would be unable to read

  • 50 would suffer from malnutrition

  • 1 would be near death

  • 1 would be pregnant

  • 1 would have a college education

  • 1 would own a computer

Publication date: February 2005   (Vol.7 No.2)    Published by SPCK, London, UK.
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