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The infant mortality question
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Infant and child mortality rates (IMR and CMR) vary quite a bit from culture to culture and region to region, anywhere from about 14% to about 40% (IMR) and 22% to 58% (CMR) from current limited cross-cultural H-G samples. The chances of making it to adulthood are about 50-50.

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hunt..._256641936

There is a relatively high infant mortality rate in the wild for most animals.

I think this boils down to a moral question. Is civilization and all its evils (one evil being overpopulation) worth drastically reducing infant and child mortality? Of course a lot of mothers would say yes. But I don't think the long term benefits outweigh the negative long term consequences of having all the other associated technologies, governments, authority, etc that go along with reducing infant and child mortality.

It's a bullet anti-civers may have to bite, since there is no real response to the facts other than to admit this is one negative aspect to an anti-civ perspective. No way of life is perfect.
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The infant mortality question - by JUGENDHOC - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:21:16 +0000, 09:21 AM
RE: The infant mortality question - by @demon - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:04:04 +0000, 12:04 PM
RE: The infant mortality question - by Odin - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 20:05:43 +0000, 08:05 PM
RE: The infant mortality question - by JUGENDHOC - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:21:29 +0000, 10:21 AM
RE: The infant mortality question - by @demon - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:55:24 +0000, 10:55 AM
RE: The infant mortality question - by Odin - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:25:11 +0000, 09:25 PM

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