Marauders as Population Control Methods

Innovation.  That’s what we need.  One overlooked group are marauders as population control methods. Today’s New York Times “Review” section includes an article detailing the number of people killed by various warlords, mass murderers, and wars since 400 B.C. (“Population Control, Marauder Style,” New York Times, November 6, 2011).  Leading the list: Genghis Khan, responsible for killing 11.1 percent of total world population between 1206 and 1227 A.D.  Here’s the nifty graphic, but for a real high-definition version you must visit the Times website.

Atrocities Timeline
Atrocities Timeline. Copyright (c) 2011 the New York Times Company. Posted under fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Click the image for a better version.

At pfpfp, we salute these heroes of population control.