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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

stages of the evolution of the race there was manifested a high 

birth-rate and a correspondingly high death-rate. Upon the basis of 

conditions now existing among savage tribes it would appear that 

primitive man has a higher birth-rate than the average of mankind today, 

and likewise a higher death-rate. The rapidly increasing number of 

children born to the tribe was counteracted by deaths among children 

caused by neglect, poverty, and disease. In some cases the population 

was prevented from becoming larger than the means of subsistence 

justified by the practice of infanticide. 

 

As to the condition of the race in the early stages of "modern" 

civilization, we have modern Russia as a surviving instance of this 

stage. In modern Russia we find, side by side with the progress in 

neighboring nations, conditions which a few centuries ago existed all 

over Europe. Here we have an enormous birth-rate, and a terrible 

death-rate caused by ignorance, superstition, insanitation, filth, bad 

food, impure water, plagues, famines, and other accompaniments of 

overcrowding and misery. We find a mortality among young children which 

sometimes destroys more than half of the children born before they have 

attained the age of five years. As high as is the Russian birth-rate, it 

is a matter of record that at times the death-rate has actually exceeded 

it. And among the survivors there is found a startlingly large 

percentage of chronic and incurable diseases, with a large number of 

cases of blindness and other defects. 

 

Similar results follow in China, where the birth-rate is exceptionally 

high, and the death-rate correspondingly large; and where there is a 

large percentage of inferior physical development and pathological 

defects, the evil conditions which produce death also tending to produce 

deterioration in the survivors. In both of these countries we have an 

example of the result of unrestricted reproduction, and unrestricted 

destruction--as among herrings, so among men. And yet this condition of 

unrestricted reproduction is the logical goal of certain persons who, 

inspired by the best possible intentions, in their ignorance and 

criminal rashness would dare to arrest that fall in the birth-rate which 

is now beginning to spread its influence in every civilized land. 

 

In Western Europe before the nineteenth century the population increased 

very slowly. The enormous birth-rate was nearly equalled by the 

exceedingly heavy death-rate caused by plagues, pestilences, and famine, 

and by the frequent wars large and small. The mortality among young 


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