Table of contents Third Book
Chapter 1 First introduction. Two advantages of restricting gene pool size.
Chapter 2 Selection favors early speciation in turn limiting gene pool size.
Chapter 3 Richard Sibly demonstrates a general principle dictating faster growth with smaller animal populations.
Chapter 4 Helgason, drawing on Iceland population records, demonstrates higher fertility with closer kinship.
Chapter 5 Rodrigo Labouriau draws on Danish data to show smaller towns and closer birth places correlate with more children irrespective of income and education.
Chapter 6 UN numbers show higher birth rates in less developed countries, more in moderately developed countries and least in most developed countries, and all lie exactly on the same curve of fertility against time.
Chapter 7 Captive fruit flies demonstrate an oscillating population size in the absence of any change in room, lighting or nutrition.
Chapter 8 A computer program models the same oscillation as demonstrated in the lab.
Chapter 9 European vole populations follow the same damped oscillation as lab fruit flies and the relevant computer program.
Chapter 10 Historical record of regime survivals in Lower Mesopotamia shows all regimes collapsing from population size without regard to internal nor external factors.
Chapter 11 Pooling data from Roman regimes, classical Mayans and Anasazi shows the same pattern as Lower Mesopotamia. Also, Egypt shows the same pattern except that there is selection at work early in the course of regimes, and a few regimes escape the brick wall crushing Mesopotamia.
Chapter 12 Civilizations in China defy the deadly 300-year barrier in Mesopotamia, but dynasties are destroyed right on schedule.
Chapter 13 In Japan dynasties are somewhat less durable than in China, possibly because of powerful noble families, but on first inspection the time course is the same.
Chapter 14 Pre-contact subsistence farmers in the four corners region of the US had a population that flourished and then died out on the same time course as East Asian dynasties, an extreme example of income not determining fertility.
Chapter 15 Mouse populations in Australia show stable low densities like many animals, single cycle events like mice in a lab and strengthening oscillation like human populations.
Chapter 16 Bateson demonstrated that Japanese quails were attracted to moderately close kin, which is a new mating strategy which would confer a fertility advantage and can be compared with mating strategies in other species.
Chapter 17 Rich countries like Sweden have had populations that fell and superficially stabilized, but simultaneously have had an inexorable rise in age of marriage, foretelling an impending demographic disaster due to outbreeding, while autism possibly follows as well.
Chapter 18 Virtual pre-zygotic, post-zygotic and combined curves square well with reality.
Chapter 19 Lab work suggests that pre-zygotic and post-zygotic fertility regulation are both mediated by methylation, raising the question of whether current folic acid use is safe.
Chapter 20 First Summary.
Chapter 21 Second Introduction
Chapter 22 What retards inbreeding
Chapter 23 What encourages inbreeding
Chapter 24 What are good effects of inbreeding
Chapter 25 Bad effects of inbreeding
Chapter 26 What retards outbreeding
Chapter 27 What encourages outbreeding
Chapter 28 What are good effects of outbreeding
Chapter 29 What are bad effects of outbreeding
Chapter 30 Who is at risk for outbreeding
Chapter 31 Publicly visible effects of outbreeding
Chapter 32 What’s to be done
Chapter 1. First introduction. Two advantages of restricting gene pool size.