Darwin formulated the hypothesis that some individuals would be better equipped for survival than others and that those who were less equipped would not survive on the work of famous economist and scholar Thomas Robert Malthus.
Darwin was very much influenced by Thomas Malthus who said that population growth would always overpower food supply growth, creating perpetual states of hunger, disease, and struggle and survival which caught the attention of Darwin and thus formulated his above hypothesis.
The answer is B. Thomas Malthus, who studied population growth.
Thomas Malthus, who studied population growth.
Thomas Malthus was an English scholar. He is particularly well-known because of his studies on population growth. He realized that, when food production in a nation improved, population tended to go up. However, this change did not last long, as population growth restored the original per capita production level. Therefore, instead of using surplus for improving standards of living, humans tend to use it to increase population. These conclusions were carefully studied by Darwin, and they helped him develop his own theories on natural selection.
(B) Thomas Malthus, who studied population growth
Thomas Malthus published his essay entitled "An Essay on the Principle of Population As It Affects the Future Improvement of Society" in 1798. Accordingly, the capacity of populations to increase geometrically leads to struggle for food, shelter and other resources. These negative processes put a check on the population size.
Darwin was influenced by the idea of ability of populations to exhibit exponential growth and struggle for existence. On the basis of the essay by Thomas Malthus, Darwin proposed that genetic variations allow only individuals with beneficial traits to survive the struggle.
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Thomas Robert Malthus
-Charles Darwin was influenced by many writers, scholars, philosophers, and friends. One of his influences was Thomas Robert Malthus, a late-eighteenth century economist. Malthus wrote "Essay on the Principle of Population" (1798), which Darwin read and was inspired by.
-The central theme of Malthus' work was that population growth would always overpower food supply growth, creating perpetual states of hunger, disease, and struggle. The natural, ever-present struggle for survival caught the attention of Darwin, and he extended Malthus' principle to the evolutionary scheme.
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The answer is B) Thomas Malthus was the most influential person in the Darwin's life. Malthus was an economist and he studied the population growth. Malthus studied that the population was growing faster than the food production and so starvation will result in many deaths and stabilization of the population. From Malthus findings on population growth, Darwin came up with the idea of "survival of the fittest".
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