No ones going to take into account that people used to have kids much younger? Like at 13, I'd move the 25 year age estimate to 20 at the highest
@Thee6Scythian, yeah only in the past century has 18+ become the norm.
@RiffRaff, thank you
I guess that would mean it's about 500 mothers at if you figure for 20 and 550 mothers if you figure for 15. I believe that's correct. Still a crazy number to think about imo.
@Thee6Scythian, yeah I believe that a generation is usually considered to be 20ish years
@Thee6Scythian, Thank you
@ReadyPlayer3, or about 160 grandmothers. When grandma was pregnant with your mom, mom already had your DNA in her finite number of eggs.
80 generations still seems like a lot though
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, it’s lucky if you meet more than like six generations of your family in your lifetime so 80 is incomprehensible
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, I prefer to use Samuel L. Jackson’s unit of time.
That’s an unreasonably high estimate. I’d argue that the vast majority of first births throughout human history have been earlier than 17. Remember that contraceptives are a fairly recent invention, and then remember how horny you were when you were a young teen.
Also, up until pretty recently, relatively speaking, there was a long period of time where the average life expectancy was 30.
@I Are Lebo, The average life expectancy was simply an average and was skewed by high infant mortality rates. During that same time period, a person who survived to age 6 could reasonably expect to live to age 60.
@Captain Swordsman, any statistic that would show a life expectancy of 30 because of infant mortality is a statistic that is entirely worthless. That’s not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about pre agriculture, where most humans died before the age of 40, of those that survived past childhood.
A game of telephone only survives ~6 people so this explains why people believe such weird stuff from the past...
Shjt like that