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May 30th, 2017, 05:27 AM   #1
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If two people who were born 6000 years ago, as in the Adam and Eve story and had two children and each two parents after that had two children and no one ever died..... how many people would be in the world today?.ie....2X2 =4...4x2=8....8x2=16...16x2=32 and so on 6000 times (years since creation)

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May 30th, 2017, 09:04 AM   #2
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Those are rather peculiar assumptions, but the math is straightforward:

$y = 2^{6000} \implies \log_{10}(y) = 6000 * \log_{10}(2) \approx 1806 \implies$

$y = 10^{1806}.$

That is a rather large number: 1 followed by 1806 0's.

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. . . 6000 times
So each child becomes a parent almost immediately after being born?
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So each child becomes a parent almost immediately after being born?
I think there is a one year waiting period. It does mean that parents have to tolerate their children's adolescence for a blessedly short duration.

Notice as well that each pair of children in each generation contains one of each sex. Providential I'd venture.

As I pointed out, the assumptions made are odd, but I am guessing that they apply only in pre-apple conditions. Notice that the Garden is quite commodious (as it must be to hold that number of folks).
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