Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity

In the 1950s through 1970s John Calhoun created "mouse utopias" and studied the effects of
population density on behaviour. What looked like mouse paradises at first quickly spiraled into out-of-control overcrowding, eventual population collapse and seemingly sinister behavior patterns.

These experiments were interpreted as evidence of what could happen to humans in an overpopulated world.

More: Smithsonian

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