Universe 25

Courtesy of a comment on …and Then There’s Physics I present a fascinating video that reveals what happens when a society has no barriers to growth:

In 1968, an expert on animal behaviour and population control called John B. Calhoun built what was essentially a utopia for mice that was purpose built to satisfy their every need. Despite going out of his way to ensure the inhabitants of his perfect mouse society never wanted for anything, within 2 years virtually the entire population was dead. So what happened?

Here’s the transcript of the video.

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7 Responses to Universe 25

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Haven’t had chance to watch it yet but will do. Going out in car for a while. Get out of four walls lol

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  2. john zande says:

    The only reason that doesn’t happen here in Brazil (the Saudi Arabia of fresh water, where you can pick fruit for free all day in any city or town) is because people are inherently lazy.

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  3. Brilliant, I am more confused than I was prior to viewing the video. I must take the time to revisit.

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    I heard a description of this experiment on the podcast, “Hidden Brain.” Truly chilling.

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  5. Fascinating. Simon’s channel is always so informative and thought-provoking.
    Males and females were divided, females abandoned their young ones… sounds like something you know? I guess we’re well on our way. I wanted to find out if the “beautiful” mice survived longer or not.

    But yes, it might have been all the BPA.

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