Friday, September 14, 2012
Although food will sustain a growing population for a limited period time, Malthus believes the idea of constant checks such as disease and famine will allow for a much longer period sustained population. Malthus states that too much reproduction will outgrow food supply and humans need food to reproduce. He also believes that earth will not be able to provide for a growing population. That being said, you shouldn't have more people that what you can support. In order to stop an overgrowing population, Malthus suggests that people should stay abstinent. This way, people wouldn't have as much children and population wont overgrow.