Mike Dariano

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Sex was to blame (quote)

In attempting to answer the age-old question "Why?" the mild-mannered minister anticipated not only Darwin but Freud. Sex, he argued, was to blame. Whether from observing the wretched lives of his parishioners, the influence of natural scientist who were beginning to regard man as an animal, or the arrival of his seventh child, Malthus had concluded that the drive to reproduce trumped all other human instincts and abilities, including rationality, ingenuity, creativity, even religious belief. (Page 5)

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