said there's less people dead at this point then those who are not.
Which I had also heard (although not with the internal rhyming component), but some non-work related web browsing brought me here:
http://www.prb.org/Articles/2002/HowMan ... Earth.aspx
I especially like that in 50,000 BC the estimated population was 2. Lucky it was a male and a female, otherwise the species would have been SOL The site estimates that there have been about 106 billion people ever born, so the current population of over 6 bil represents 5.8% of all people born.