Interlude: Ask a Sesquecentenarian

Most people who wrote about population in the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries took the extreme longevity of the ancients -- some of them, anyway -- as a given. It was, after all, Scripture. There were debates about whether everyone before the Flood had lived for hundreds of years (969, in Methuselah's case), or just … Continue reading Interlude: Ask a Sesquecentenarian

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