Erasmus Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 April 1802) was an English physician. He was Charles Darwin's grandfather and he is believed to have influenced Charles Darwin as far as the development of Charles Darwin's evolutionary beliefs.
Although Erasmus Darwin was a physician, he was overweight (Hippocrates was an early advocate of the health benefits of exercise and nutrition.). An article entitled Darwinism: it was all in the family declares concerning Erasmus Darwin:
|“||His love of food (particularly fruits, sugar, cream and butter) was matched by his dislike of exercise, and by the age of 46 he had grown so corpulent that a semi-circle had to be cut out of his dining table to accommodate his girth at meal times.||”|
- Evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese
- Erasmus Darwin's unique dinner table - satire