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In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 years

Old 01-06-18, 10:30 AM
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In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 years

Check this out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

Amish

Historical population

Year Pop. %

1920 5,000

1928 7,000 +40.0%

1936 9,000 +28.6%

1944 13,000 +44.4%

1952 19,000 +46.2%

1960 28,000 +47.4%

1968 39,000 +39.3%

1976 57,000 +46.2%

1984 84,000 +47.4%

1992 128,150 +52.6%

2000 166,000 +29.5%

2010 249,500 +50.3%

2017 318,400 +27.6%

In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled six times, average just 17 years for each doubling.

If this continues for another century, there will be 20 million Amish.

And if it continues for another century after that, there will be 1.3 billion.

And if it goes on for yet another century, there will be 83 billion.

I'm pretty certain that in 300 years from now, technology will exist that would allow 83 billion people to all have a first world standard of living in an area the size of the U.S. Vertical farming, desalination, and nuclear power that is far more advanced than what we have today.

But the Amish don't use modern technology.

And they don't use birth control either.

So I'm curious to know what things will be like for them in 300 years from now.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

Hint: They won’t keep doubling.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

Smells like deportation time!
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

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Smells like deportation time!
For Grundle or the Amish?
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

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Smells like deportation time!
Sounds good, I hear there are no sidewalks in Amish country.

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For Grundle or the Amish?
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

They don't all adhere strictly to the traditional lifestyle. Use to ride Greyhound through Iowa a lot. Bus always stopped at Amish town and some 60 year old guy with long beard would get on with his 15 year old wife.

Not sure if the Amana Colonies are Amish or not but they formed the Amana corporation, manufacturing freezers, fridges and AC units. And manufactured and sold the first microwave ovens.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

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They don't all adhere strictly to the traditional lifestyle. Use to ride Greyhound through Iowa a lot. Bus always stopped at Amish town and some 60 year old guy with long beard would get on with his 15 year old wife.

Not sure if the Amana Colonies are Amish or not but they formed the Amana corporation, manufacturing freezers, fridges and AC units. And manufactured and sold the first microwave ovens.
The Amana Colonies aren't Amish, they were founded by an offshoot of Lutherans.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

I have calculated that if the present trend continues, every particle in the entire Universe will consist of Amish in 16,714 years.
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Those phony Christians need to be stopped or else they’ll steal all the coal jobs that are coming.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

Welp, this was officially the dumbest thing I've read today.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

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Welp, this was officially the dumbest thing I've read today.
Don't be so sure. There are 12 more hours to go. What might help you is that Trump is out golfing, so probably no more tweet today.
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

I'm growin' a neck beard. 83 billion Amish can't be wrong!
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Re: In the last 100 years, the Amish population has doubled, on average, every 17 yea

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I have calculated that if the present trend continues, every particle in the entire Universe will consist of Amish in 16,714 years.
I'm now a lot less worried about dark energy causing the Big Rip in three billion years.

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