more duggar math
just for fun. suppose adam and eve were duggars. and they did what duggars do - make more duggars. it'd take them 273 years to create 6.8 billion people. which as one of them pointed out, would fit in jacksonville florida. in 133 more years there'd be duggars standing shoulder to shoulder on every hospitable square cubit on earth. in 26 more years there'd be duggars standing or bobbing in every square cubit on earth. however, at this point there's a bit of a problem. cause a human being runs on about 100 watts. which is pretty close to the solar flux per square cubit. at noon. at the equator. with clear skies. at 100% efficiency. on average it's a maximum of 25 watts. so the duggars are going to have to come up with some way to power their bodies other than the sun. cause it's just not bright enough for 4.5 quadrillion duggars. silly exercise i know. however, it does sorta illustrate the pitfalls of pretending exponential growth is manageable. notice how the milestones kept getting closer together in years. it also illustrates the stupidity of assuming exponential growth will continue forever. the duggars are going to be unable to sustain themselves long before they hit even the second milestone. probably shortly after the first. which is a whole lot like now.