Sat 4 Feb, 2012 02:55 pm
It is often said by Tea Party activists and A2K recidivists that there are more people alive today than have ever lived - and this "fact" has raised its head again since the UN announcement about the planet's population reaching seven billion.
Arthur C Clarke's classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, makes the assertion:
"Behind every person now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living."
Do you agree or dissent?
There are the living, there are the dead, and there are those who are watching Jersey Shore
and then there are the newly baptized dead.
what of them. and where do zombies figure in to all of it?
This takes no account of the undead, who are neither dead nor alive . . . typical bigotry of the quick and the dead . . .
Are the Chinese ghosts included in that count?