In this chapter I look at the strategies for confronting uncertainty which I suggested were associated with the Indian acquisitions. The essence of the Revolution Settlement was toleration. But the naturally inferior and childlike nature of women, “natives” and children were observable in the examination of nature according to scientific principles. No peaceful means existed of resolving divergences of knowledge, other than acceptance that they existed, except when they were external. The non-English might be fought and, in the case of black people, enslaved, equality was not something white landlords were prepared to concede to their wives, servants or tenants, and the differences causing uncertainty in those situations could swiftly be disposed of.