Malthus and Darwin

“Malthus argued that the human race would overrun the earth if not held in check by war, famine and disease.” Darwin got an idea from him and said that, ” As the better-adapted survive and the ill-adjusted were eliminated each creature would tend to improve in relation to the conditions it lived in.”

Isn’t Darwin very clever? I don’t really see the related between these things that Darwin and Malthus said. 😦

I think what Malthus say is true. The population of people grow faster and faster and the resources aren’t enough for everyone. Wars and diseases reduce population and everyone get enough supplies. However, war destroy environment and can make things worst.

Don’t get me wrong!!!

I didn’t mean that people should go to war and kill each others, so that we can get enough supplies. I just compare the present to the past when there weren’t many people, abundant of forest and resources.

Thomas Robert Malthus

He was born in 1766 and died in 1834. He was a British economist and sociologist.



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