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A Summary of the World By Forrest Felling

If we could, at this time, shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:

**There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans.

**70 would be non-white; 30 white.

**70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.

**50 percent of the entire world wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people.

**All 6 would be citizens of the United States.

**70 would be unable to read.

**50 would suffer from malnutrition.

**80 would live in sub-standard housing.

**Only 1 would have a college education.

When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the equation for how he came up with these stats...quite a perspective!

steve said...

Yeah, I've seen this before I think, and it's definitely an eye opener! Thanks for sharing.

inspired said...

credible ;o]