Category: Genetics

Modeling birth rate

Here’s an interesting question: how fast will Frasgird grow due to both birth rate and immigration? It strikes me that — absent both enabling technology and some sort of incentives — birth rate per se is going to be pretty low, perhaps at the rate of 5 live births per thousand women per year (which […]

Modeling genetic diversity

One of the factors in achieving the main goal of Frasgird — survival of the human race — is creating a population in the colony with sufficient genetic diversity (and size) to allow it to progress. One of the backstory assumptions is that the various scattered human settlements (almost all of which are on predominantly […]