The Darwin Industry refers to historical scholarship about, and the large community of historians of science working on, Charles Darwin's life, work, and influence. The term "has a slightly derogatory connotation, as if the scale of the research has gotten out of control with people cranking out studies on perhaps less and less important aspects of Darwin's work"; but it was originally a self-designation of the scholars who began re-evaluating Darwin and studying his manuscripts and correspondence in the second half of the 20th century.
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... The Darwin Industry has also stretched to many related figures before, during and after Darwin's time ... Darwin's grandfather Erasmus Darwin has been a subject of great interest, and the broad philosophical currents of Naturphilosophie and Romanticism in science ... and many others have all been influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the work of the Darwin Industry ...
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“No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.”
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