Friday, December 10, 2010

Dawkins and Malthus

For those of you that have read Dawkins you will have found scant direct reference to Malthus. Yet Dawkins nonetheless clearly expresses many Malthusian views. This is the subject of my article Dawkins - An Exponentialist View.

In this brief blog post I ask Mr Dawkins to carefully read Malthus's essay on population (1st and 6th editions) and consider not only Malthus' enormous influence on Darwin's theory of Natural Selection but also a subject more important than evolutionary theory...a subject Dawkins himself has written on...namely unsustainable population growth.

Then quote Malthus. Don't just rely upon Matt Ridley to do your reading for you.



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