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Suicide and Evolution

Gerard: ‘ ... I think that some people may have an inability to cope, and maybe this might sound a bit extreme, but that might be Darwinian theory, the Darwin theory of survival of the fittest. Maybe some of us aren’t meant to survive, maybe some of us are meant to kill ourselves …

‘There’s too many people in the world as it is. Maybe it is survival of the fittest, maybe some of us are meant to just give up, and maybe that would help the species.’

Reference

  1. ABC (Australia) radio, Life Matters with Norman Swan, 4 May 2000: ‘Black Dog Days—The Experience and Treatment of Depression’