Filed under: Satire
From Erin Clermont: I recently learned about Pareto’s Principle. In 1897 Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto studied how wealth and income was distributed in Europe. In Italy, he observed that 80% of the wealth in Italy went to 20% of the population. The pattern extended to every other country he studied.
Pareto’s Principle has become known as the 80/20 rule and is applied to virtually every sector of modern life – business management, computer science, in social relations, etc., etc. Oliver Curry’s evolutionary theory (in the below BBC News article) appears to be another application of the 80/20 idea.
But we don’t have a chance in hell of lasting 100,000 years, according to filmmaker Alex Jones, who I happened to hear on the kooky talk radio show “Coast to Coast” late last night. His film “Endgame” makes the argument that the world’s global elite, US Republicans dominant among them (whose inclusion seems eminently sane), have a plan to reduce the rest of the world’s population by-guess what?-80 percent!!
So the 80/20 question is: Are we doomed through global genocide or will we live long enough to turn into goblins?
Human species ‘may split in two’
October 17, 2007
Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years’ time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said – before a decline due to dependence on technology.
People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.
The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the “underclass” humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.