|Project:||Explaining exponential growth|
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In the video "Are Humans Smarter than Yeast", an example is given of some lilly pads doubling every day and covering a lake on the 30th day. The 29th day, the lake is only half covered and most people wouldn't notice a problem.
I just notice that Lester Brown wrote a book called The Twenty-Ninth Day (1978)
It seems that the title refers to the same problem (exponential growth and carrying capacity).
I wonder: who invented this allegory first?
Where else did you see this allegory (in one form or another) ?