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51 • C H A R L E S DA RW I N : O R I G I N S A N D A R G U M E N T S He expressed his views as a form of extreme scepticism, showing that explanations of the natural world did not depend on religious foundations but on observable laws. The rigour with which Hume expressed these views meant that, at least for anybody who chose not to ignore them, it was no longer possible to accept religious explanations for the natural world without questioning them. Darwin did precisely this after he returned from the Beagle voyage.
In this way, evolution could be co-opted to maintain the established order of society rather than to threaten it. Darwin expressed a certain amount of sympathy with these ideas – he was, after all, a Victorian gentleman • 47 • C H A R L E S DA RW I N : O R I G I N S A N D A R G U M E N T S himself – but, in his subsequent writings, he chose to concentrate on the areas he knew best, natural history and what would come to be called evolutionary biology. His cousin, Francis Galton, was not so reticent, developing a theory of social evolution which he called eugenics.
Some of the leading intellectual figures in the industrial revolution were members of the club, including Matthew Boulton and James Watt and the natural philosopher and dissenter Joseph Priestley. The two families virtually grew up together, and Robert Darwin knew his future wife from a very early age. 11 From then on Robert Darwin would add greatly to the income he gained from his medical practice with a large portfolio of investments and, in a time before loans were available through banks, by lending money to businesses and individuals.
Charles Darwin: Origins and Arguments (Pocket Essential series) by Bill Price