After reading Malthus out of personal interest, it dawned on Darwin how he might usefully appropriate the Malthusian analogy.
“Natural selection” is like a Swiss Army knife that researchers in widely different disciplines use to solve their problems.
In analysis of fine-tuning, No Free Lunch Theorems, and conservation of information, Bernoulli’s PrOIR is foundational.
It wouldn’t just be the lives and wellbeing of rural Americans. Doing away with cattle would upend major industries throughout the economy.
“Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history.”