Some articles on dismal science, dismal:
... It is often stated that Carlyle gave economics the nickname "the dismal science" as a response to the late 18th century writings of The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, who grimly predicted that ... Carlyle did indeed use the word 'dismal' in relation to Malthus' theory in his essay Chartism (1839) The controversies on Malthus and the 'Population Principle', 'Preventive Check' and so forth, with ... Dreary, stolid, dismal, without hope for this world or the next, is all that of the preventive check and the denial of the preventive check ...
Famous quotes containing the words science and/or dismal:
“Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“My curiosity to see the melancholy spectacle of the executions was so strong that I could not resist it, although I was sensible that I would suffer much from it.... I got upon a scaffold near the fatal tree so that I could clearly see all the dismal scene.... I was most terribly shocked, and thrown into a very deep melancholy.”
—James Boswell (17401795)