Quotable: Malthus and the Moon

The moon is nothing 
But a circumambulatory aphrodisiac
Divinely subsidized to provoke the world
Into a rising birth rate.
- Christopher Fry
The Lady's Not for Burning
From my notebooks, April 5, 1996

Although the heavenly will may work in mysterious ways, these do not apparently include the invisible hand of the free market. 

The divinity may, however, be a Malthusian.

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