Today in Social Studies I was sitting in my desk writing notes, talking to friends, goofing off, pretty much the usual. I’m good in school, but Social Studies is kind of like a comedy show. This time though something in the notes caught everyone’s attention. We were talking about World Population and how humans almost went extinct at one time. The humans were stuck around 1/3 of a billion people. That’s when medicine was created and the population blew up. We had a list we had to write down…
- 6.8 Billion
- 12 Billion???
- Or Nature’s Correction???
At the end we saw our teacher’s estimate of how many people he thought would be around then. Below that though were the words “Or Nature’s Correction???” We all wondered what that meant and it went into a big conversation. Our teacher used an example of how there is too many cats in one place, it always seems that a lot of them get sick and die, therefore they are left with the normal amount of cats. Or another example might be when a lot of deer are around, a hard winter always seems to come and kill half of them off. If you want a real world example, a lot of you have probably heard of europe. It used to be one of the most heavily populated places in the world. That’s when the plauge came around. It was carried by rats all over europe and 2/3 of the people of europe died. He explained that for years scientists have thought that would happen again. A few years ago they thought it would be the bird disease, but it wasn’t, a lot think that the H1N1 virus now might be nature’s correction, but we can’t tell if it is or not yet. People haven’t even thought that it may not happen. Some people’s last theory is the 2012 destruction. A lot of people have heard that the world will end in 2012. Not many of you know the story about it, so I’ll explain it first. The Minoans were a native tribe of North America. They were excellent at making maps, but their empire was conquered many years ago by Spain, and their old empire is now Mexico. Just a few years ago some one found an old calendar of theirs saying the world would end in 2012. Now that you’ve heard the story you need to know why I think this won’t happen. Their 2012 may have been a different time. It could have been 3 years ago, it could be today. The thing is we don’t know. For example in China their calendar is ahead of everyone by far. Simply because their civilization started about 2,000 years before America was even found. So there’s no reason to be afraid.
This whole thing did still scare us though, because what about the H1N1 Virus? It hasn’t ended yet so who knows, it could be it. Thing that I noticed, and a lot of people have, is only young kids, elderly people, and people with poor health are the only ones effected badly by the flu. My mom for instance has talked to some very professional doctors about this flu and they said it’s not as bad as even the seasonal flu. I had friends that were out of school for 3-4 weeks because of a seasonal flu, and people only out for 3-4 days because of the flu. So what might be this nature’s correction? I don’t know. Then again it just might not happen.