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    If you have a time machine on hand, you can go...

    If you have a time machine on hand, you can go check them out. ;)

    There is a large degree of uncertainty even within the parameters that are actively used to generate the projections. Taking into...
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    Sayeth Wikipedia...

    Sayeth Wikipedia:



    I tend to have more faith in the effect of structural economic developments than explicit government policies, but I've graphed a few other nations now and I've yet to find...
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    http://i.imgur.com/ZkVXS6s.png The things I do...

    http://i.imgur.com/ZkVXS6s.png

    The things I do for people! :P

    Crude Birth Rate is going to exaggerate the demographic difference between nations because, alas, nations with higher birth rates...
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    Ok so I ran some numbers on the major European...

    Ok so I ran some numbers on the major European nations, which turned out to be quite interesting of themselves, but moreover revealed something I'd previously missed: the runner-up -- behind Japan --...
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    Here's...

    Here's China's country profile. Doesn't include Hong Kong or Macau and therefore neither do the figures I've generated above #whatevs.

    A skewed sex ratio will certainly impair reproduction*...
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    Just a further update on this: according to...

    Just a further update on this: according to India's country profile, the net reproduction rate* falls below replacement level (1.0) around 2025. Aided by a skewed sex ratio... =/

    * Copypasta: the...
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    Actually, like pretty much everywhere else,...

    Actually, like pretty much everywhere else, Indian fertility has been going down for a long time now; going by the medium-series projections (which is what I'm using for all of these figures) India's...
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    In case you didn't notice the predominance of...

    In case you didn't notice the predominance of African nations in the above list: there is a predominance of African nations in the above list. Let's zoom out to the regional level to see what's going...
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    Fun With Global Demography

    So I was playing around with data sets from the UN's World Population Prospects publication, 2012 ed., which is the sort of thing you do when you have no life or friends, and I thought I'd share some...
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    Ok, so I'm throwing this...

    Ok, so I'm throwing this ... screed ... out here because I've nowhere else to put it. It's awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes I'm not even sure what's going on, but there's also some stuff in...
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    Why should the people of Scotland be expected to...

    Why should the people of Scotland be expected to care about that? And why should the world fear the example of Scotland anyway? If nations cant stand by the will of the peoples in them, then let them...
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    A nice rant along these lines by Laurie Penny...

    A nice rant along these lines by Laurie Penny recently cropped up on Salon.



    Of course, there's a neat answer to the article's headline question 'why does mainstream feminism remain so tepid...
  13. It does not in any way follow from the argument...

    It does not in any way follow from the argument that there is more than one form of [Feminism/Hinduism/Socialism/etc.] that any and all practices can fall under those labels if someone so claims them...
  14. They're pretty much interchangeable these days....

    They're pretty much interchangeable these days. The idea of being devoted to a particular browser to the point of arguing the pros and cons of each back-and-forth ad infinitum ... well, for me at...
  15. Poll: Another Ally Fogg fan! /waves Whenever I have...

    Another Ally Fogg fan! /waves

    Whenever I have occasion to ponder whether I am or am not a feminist -- a question that tends to arise whenever I have the misfortune of engaging with self-described...
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    The new copper Xperia Z3 is very sex. With the...

    The new copper Xperia Z3 is very sex. With the bonus of PS4 remote play feature, I will be sure to keep it on my shortlist.

    http://i.imgur.com/qar1Jel.png
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    Sure. I don't expect feminists (or anyone else)...

    Sure. I don't expect feminists (or anyone else) to return love for hate, but it would be nice to see more attention devoted to addressing the underlying structural problems that fuel such sentiments,...
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    It's safe to say that this is impossible. The...

    It's safe to say that this is impossible. The best you can hope for is to identify systematic patterns of exclusion and favouritism and to campaign for those issues to be addressed.
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    Yes, but a paragraph in Feminism 101 doesn't...

    Yes, but a paragraph in Feminism 101 doesn't compensate for the notable lack of attention feminists actually devote to issues facing boys and men. As more insightful feminist commentaries on the MRA...
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    No. See, that wasn't so hard was it? And...

    No.



    See, that wasn't so hard was it? And yeah, it's a small world.
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    It has, but as laudable as the movement towards...

    It has, but as laudable as the movement towards 'intersectional' feminism is, you can't change the nature of the beast. Gender is merely one of the ways humanity is divided and along which various...
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    Except insofar as feminism is still a highly...

    Except insofar as feminism is still a highly class-bound phenomenon that fails to effectively engage with issues of race, other cultures, global development, environmental concerns and their social...
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    You would think that all these gamers ranting...

    You would think that all these gamers ranting about the (perceived) failings of videogame journalists and journalism would be able to scrape their own site(s) together. Startup costs are low, there...
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    I think the ability to laugh at witty comments...

    I think the ability to laugh at witty comments from the opposition is important -- it's a sign of self-awareness, amongst other things. Apropos, my favourite line (and post) in this thread to date ...
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    People can use the same term to refer to...

    People can use the same term to refer to different things. You consider yourself a 'nerd', but is what you consider to be a nerd the same thing that Leigh has in mind when she uses the term? Dialogue...
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