- For your consideration as we enter the 3rd Millenium:
If Earth's population was shrunk into a village of just100 people --
the human ratios existing in the world still remaining --what would this
diverse village look like? That's exactly what Phillip M. Harter, a
doctor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, attempted to
This is what he found.
57 would be Asian
21 would be European
14 would be from the Western Hemisphere
8 would be African
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be nonwhite
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59 percent of the entire world's wealth, and all
be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death
1 would be pregnant
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
One might think of it this way.
If you live in a good home, have plenty to eat
and can read, you are a member of a very select group.
And if you have a good house, food, can read and have a computer,
you are among
the very elite.
Let us all count our blessings.