Thursday, March 29, 2012

Death squared

I find this experiment both very fascinating and deeply disturbing. They locked up a bunch of mice in a fixed space and provided their every need. As expected the mouse population exploded, many of the usual constraints didn't apply - there were no predators, no diseases, unlimited food and water. But as space became very constrained the population started to decline - they collectively lost interest in breeding. Very dystopian.

Makes me never want to live in NYC.

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