Exodus 1:22, Pharaoh Screws Up

Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”  

//In the days of Israel’s captivity in Egypt, Israel’s men are driven hard as slaves, yet they only grow stronger and more virile. Pharaoh, recognizing that the birth rate among Israel is skyrocketing, gives this decree: kill all the boys as soon as they are born.

It doesn’t work, of course. AncientIsrael is polygamous, and killing boys doesn’t halt the birth rate. In fact, had Pharaoh understood the basics of evolution, he would realize he only added to the problem.

So we’ve got a generation of strong, studly guys. Pharaoh decides to kill all their male offspring. A new generation of girls grows up, with no guys to impregnate them. Suddenly, the studly generation has twice as many women to enjoy. 

Pharaoh, hoping to curtail the population explosion, probably only stimulated it.

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