Tag Archives: Philip Hermogenes Calderon

malthus: whimsey for the sullen men of property

Malthus. The theory that, essentially, the poor should not reproduce as they strain the food supply, which will be outdistanced, inevitably by population growth, leading to that final leg of human misery: famine, starvation and death. Alas, the flesh being … Continue reading

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fitness: civilization as health risk

…As in Greece, exercising in public, aside perhaps from genteel games of catch, was for men only. Things may have been different where private facilities were available: a mosaic discovered in a sumptuous Roman villa, for example, pictures handsome young … Continue reading

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