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      Quick biology question

      I was just wondering if somebody can tell me the rough population of all mammals on Earth, or at least some kind of minimum bound?

      Other classes or kingdoms would be cool too.

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      Yea....

      don't think you're gonna get an answer.
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      Yeah, tough to find an answer, as described here.

      Google Answers: overall mammal population of the world

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      Quote Originally Posted by Replicon View Post
      Yeah, tough to find an answer, as described here.

      Google Answers: overall mammal population of the world
      Seems you didn't finish reading the source you linked...

      Also, how could you even consider 285 mil, when it is estimated to be at least 6.5 billion humans on Earth..

      unless you didn't know?
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      What you could do is extrapolate the data from one country to make a rough guess....300 million mammals in britain, 65 million inhabitants gives us a 5 to 1 ratio. So if the whole world is similar to britain in mammal/human ratio, this would lead to 5 times 6.5 billion, which is 32.5 billion mammals.

      Of course, this number is not accurate, if you want a better number, you will have to use different types of countries with different types of population densities in your calculation... but it gives you a rough idea nonetheless.
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      There are only 33 million people in Canada which is the world's second largest country, so that wouldn't work.

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      What do you mean, that wouldn't work? It just did. And I said in my post that to have a more accurate calculation you would have to take population densitity into account, and then you reply that you would have to take population density into account because canada is the largest country yet has the lowest population. Guess you must have missed that, your post just repeats exactly what I said.

      Anyway, I do agree it's a crap estimation as it also doesn't take the mammals of the seas and the uninhabited forests into account, but I just did it on the spot. If you have a better way to estimate, don't be shy to share...
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      Quote Originally Posted by malac View Post
      Seems you didn't finish reading the source you linked...

      Also, how could you even consider 285 mil, when it is estimated to be at least 6.5 billion humans on Earth..

      unless you didn't know?
      I wasn't being sarcastic. Literally, I said yes, it will be tough to find an answer, and here is a link explaining why. No, I didn't think 285 mil made sense, and I do know there's 6.5 billion humans.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Replicon View Post
      I wasn't being sarcastic. Literally, I said yes, it will be tough to find an answer, and here is a link explaining why. No, I didn't think 285 mil made sense, and I do know there's 6.5 billion humans.
      Lmfao. Did you seriously change your post.....to lie about giving a different answer? You didn't say anything but "285 mil". The odd thing is that it doesn't show you edited your post, and the quote I put up of yours also changed. Any mods would like to explain how?
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      Quote Originally Posted by malac View Post
      Lmfao. Did you seriously change your post.....to lie about giving a different answer? You didn't say anything but "285 mil". The odd thing is that it doesn't show you edited your post, and the quote I put up of yours also changed. Any mods would like to explain how?
      I'm a mod, the explanation is simple: you're an idiot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by malac View Post
      Lmfao. Did you seriously change your post.....to lie about giving a different answer? You didn't say anything but "285 mil". The odd thing is that it doesn't show you edited your post, and the quote I put up of yours also changed. Any mods would like to explain how?
      Looks like you replied like 4 minutes after I posted. I did edit it right after posting, cause I hit "tab-space" too quickly. Maybe you loaded it just as I had posted it. No, I didn't edit it just for your sake.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      I'm a mod, the explanation is simple: you're an idiot.
      Prove it? I would love an argument.

      Quote Originally Posted by Replicon View Post
      Looks like you replied like 4 minutes after I posted. I did edit it right after posting, cause I hit "tab-space" too quickly. Maybe you loaded it just as I had posted it. No, I didn't edit it just for your sake.
      That possibility came to mind, but I thought I had quoted what you said, as it was, the first time. Also, when someone usually edits their post, a quote reflecting that post remains the same. I also thought I had responded past due the time allowed before an edited post would automatically state it was edited, so I eliminated the possibility of you editing it earlier on. However, I found it odd, as evident of my last post, to see [auto edit notice] missing.
      Last edited by malac; 01-01-2011 at 03:03 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by malac View Post
      Any mods would like to explain how?
      No, not really.

      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      I'm a mod, the explanation is simple: you're an idiot.
      Be nice.

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      Didn't think you spoke for all mods Aqua.. Your response is unsubstantiated as Marvo's. Go Team Mods! (Don't punish me)

      Anyway, the answer has already been given to me.
      I stomp on your ideas.

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      Quote Originally Posted by malac View Post
      Didn't think you spoke for all mods Aqua.. Your response is unsubstantiated as Marvo's. Go Team Mods! (Don't punish me)
      I never implied that I speak for all mods, malac. You asked if any mods would like to explain..."any mods" includes me. I gave my answer. Also Marvo is not a mod.

      Back on topic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aquanina View Post
      I never implied that I speak for all mods, malac. You asked if any mods would like to explain..."any mods" includes me. I gave my answer.
      "any mods" include other. mods. also. Your ambiguous statement doesn't specify anyone mod, but instead, says no to "any mods," meaning each of every mod.

      Also Marvo is not a mod.
      Eh, didn't check.


      Back on topic.
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