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Unfortunately, there was a hurdle to be crossed before Charles could sign on. He  needed his father's blessing. Robert Darwin, however, had had enough of Charles's  indolence. To Robert, it looked the attempt to make Charles into a respectable  clergyman was about to fail as quickly as had his attempt to make him a physician. In  his eyes, the voyage was nothing but a dangerous and unprofitable adventure that  would do hurt Charles's chances for a solid career. Furthermore it looked suspicious to  Robert that other, better-known naturalists had turned down the opportunity; there must  be something wrong, he argued, with the ship or its captain. With a heavy heart, Charles rode to Maer to talk to his uncle Josiah. Josiah agreed with  Charles that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; there was certainly no reason to  think that the voyage would interfere with his career when he returned. In the meantime, 
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