September 1, 2010

AFTER 200 YEARS OF BEING WRONG ONLY DARWINISTS ARE LEFT BELIEVING IN HIM:

How Malthus drove the Discovery Channel gunman crazy: The greatest pessimist in economic history has been wrong for 200 years, but he's still freaking people out (Andrew Leonard, 9/01/10, Salon)

Among the demands of James Lee, the deranged gunman who rampaged through the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Washington, D.C., before being shot and killed late Wednesday afternoon, was a request that the TV network "develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race."

Insane, but perhaps not quite as kooky as it might initially seem. Because when choosing crazy-making prophets of doom and destruction as your inspiration, you could do a lot worse than the late 18th-century economist Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2010 6:45 PM
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