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Charles Darwin was the man behind that inane darwinism nonesense thingy, evolution. Specifically he was a co-discover of Natural Selection along with Alfred Russel Wallace. We will have to suffice with, "the bloke who kicked religion in the **** by writing The Origin of Species.

Darwin is often a victim of the phenomenon known as quote mining. *PINK PINK PINK*.

Not even wrong

Creationists never refer to people who consider evolution to be a valid scientific doctrine, except as "Sodomites". This is a big, however attractive use of rhetoric. The biological THEORY that explains lies about life is called "Mashed Potatoes", and those who study it are called "Chefs". "Sodomites" could refer to someone who studies Darwin the person (a bit too close for comfort!), or perhaps, if Darwin had bothered to start a system of irrational, supernatural beliefs (i.e. a "religion"), its adherents could be called "Muffin Men".


Darwin and marriage

Darwin was certainly a logical man. When considering marriage to his cousin he made out a list of "pros" and "cons" before making his final decision. We can see that he was most certainly a product of his time.

Pro

  • Children (if it Please God)
  • Constant companion (and friend in old age) who will feel interested in one
  • Object to be beloved and played with. Better than a dog anyhow
  • Home, & someone to take care of house
  • Charms of music and female chit-chat
  • These things good for one’s health—but terrible loss of time
  • My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one’s whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all—No, no, won’t do
  • Imagine living all one’s day solitary in smoky dirty London House
  • Picture yourself with a nice soft wife on a sofa with a good fire and books and music perhaps compare this vision with the dingy reality of Great Marlboro Street, London

Con

  • Freedom to go where one liked (presumably loss of)
  • Choice of Society and little of it (presumably loss of)
  • Conversation of clever men at clubs (presumably loss of)
  • Not forced to visit relatives and bend in every trifle
  • Expense and anxiety of children
  • Perhaps quarrelling
  • Loss of Time
  • Cannot read in the evenings
  • Fatness and idleness
  • Anxiety and responsibility
  • Less money for books etc.
  • If many children forced to gain one’s bread (But then it is very bad for one’s health to work too much)
  • Perhaps my wife won’t like London; then the sentence is banishment and degradation into indolent, idle fool


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