The Challenge With Thinking From First Principles

True first principle or erroneous assumption?

Photo of Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer,
first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F078072–0004 / Katherine Young, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 de.

People are always going to have kids.

Chart of birth and morality rates in Germany since 1950. In the 1960s, a steep drop in birth rates can be observed.
Source: Destatis

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