If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

There would be:

57 Asians;
21 Europeans;
14 from the Western Hemisphere (both north and south);
8 Africans;

52 would be female;
48 would be male;

70 would be non-Christian;
30 would be Christian;

89 would be heterosexual;
11 would be homosexual;

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's
wealth (and all 6 would be from the United States);

80 would live in substandard housing;

70 would be unable to read;

50 would suffer from malnutrition;

1 would be near death;

1 would be near birth;

1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education;  and

1 would own a computer.

When one considers our world from such a compressed
perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding
and education becomes glaringly apparent.

Phillip M Harter, MD, FACEP
Stanford University, School of Medicine