Who do his theories really serve? Other then the elite classes? The elite classes that Darwin was a card carrying member of.
Reading John Taylor Gatto's book, Weapons of Mass Instruction, I learned about Darwin's 'well to do', and well connected background. Gatto writes about this in a letter to a student named Bruno.
Bruno writes to Mr. Gatto and inquires about the elevation of Darwin theories of survival of the fittest versus the theories of another man Wallace and his theory of adaptation and cooperation.
You can read his reply here, entitled Living by Omission. This link will take you to pg 114 of the Weapons of Mass Instruction book, where you can read the response entirely. I do urge you to read it.
Now, onto what really got me started on this post. Here we have Darwin, spouting off about survival of the fittest, and if you fail then your bad, you're at fault. You think this man, who espoused such theories would understand that inter-marriage would be detrimental to the genetic well being of the human species. Oh, he understood it all right, but that didn't stop him from inbreeding.
Published in the May 2010 issue of the journal BioScience, the study looked at 25 families and 176 children across four generations of the Darwin clan.
It found that mortality rates were higher if a child was born into part of the family that had a higher "inbreeding coefficient."
Researchers concluded that inter-marriage "could be involved in the high childhood mortality experienced by Darwin progeny" and that Darwin's fears over the effects of interbreeding in his family "appear to have been justified."
Darwin's mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was born from third cousins and his wife, Emma Wedgwood, was his first cousin
Like many an elitist who marries with in their own families to keep a tight rein on the money and power, he was far more enamored of wealth and influence then of good genetics. He shares this ardor with other powerful people in the world. Like the Royals, and certain banking families.
Since he was blinded by these other factors he doomed his bloodline to ill health.
Divide and conquer?
Just a thought.