Reverse these trends!
I put “Europe” between inverted commas because it is more than a physical and political region of the world—it is a concept, a culture, an historical memory.
It also represents a people. Genetic scientists recognize three major groups of humans: Africans, Asians and Europeans. Simply put, Europeans are people found mostly in Europe and, via emigration during the last several hundred years, in the two American continents.
The Europe that is fading away is not the geographically defined region, but the people who carry the designation “European”. For evidence of this assertion, let’s look at the median age of the five regions I use for this study:
The median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older.
The chart shows that the regions of Africa and “Asia-I” contain the youngest…
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