Thomas Malthus

Thomas Malthus was a clergyman so is it safe to say that he did not believe in anything opposing the bible? Is it safe to say that as a firm believer in faith, he was certain that God created the Earth and the life on it? What can i say about Malthus's views on the Earth's history?

asked by Lena
  1. Check this site about Malthus' religions views.

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Thanks :D

    posted by Lena
  3. I have never know two ministers who believed exactly alike.

    Malthus view of history to then, were written in his essay on Population
    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1798malthus.html
    and he was right, based on history as he knew it to his time.
    I don't know we can make any assumptions about his personal beliefs, other that what his writings indicate directly.
    I think the only safe thing to say about his views on Earth is his postulates in his Essay. Could I make any conclusions about your views other than what you have written?

    posted by bobpursley
  4. Thank you bobpursley :)

    I have another question if you don't mind answering it. In his essay, did he say anything about how the Earth came to be and anything on evolution? I read through what you sent and several other sources and I don't recall him making any references to that. Thanks.

    posted by Lena
  5. This interesting article states that Malthus never wrote about evolution.

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/exponentialist/Malthus_Evolution.htm


    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. Thanks a bunch Ms. Sue :D

    posted by Lena
  7. You're welcome.


    posted by Ms. Sue

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