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16 08, 2017

Life expectancy and history

By |2017-08-16T11:45:36-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Tombstone from Rome, 400s AD Throughout the ancient and medieval worlds, people died much younger on average than they do in North America or Europe or China or Japan today. (Though they lived longer than the average in some countries in modern Africa). The average age at death today in the United States [...]

16 08, 2017

Infanticide and exposure in history

By |2019-09-18T07:33:41-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Infanticide? Pasiphae holds the baby Minotaur What is infanticide? From the Sumerians down to the time of Augustine, all over Europe and Asia, most people agreed that if you had a newborn baby that you didn't want, you could kill it. Or at least you could abandon it somewhere and not take care of it. Killing [...]