Compare And Contrast Charles Darwin's Theory Of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin, a naturalist and geologist, published his theory of evolution in 1859. This showed that in the animal kingdom, species were continually evolving by adaptation and selection. Charles Darwin's published theory of evolution proposed that this process had occurred through the two theories: 'survival of the fittest' and the 'process of natural selection'. The theory of survival of the fittest stated that, the best physical specieman of the species and only those in the best shape and health will survive. And the theory of the process of natural selection stated that, evolutionary change occurs through variation between individuals. Charles Darwin's theories was soon applied to humans and called 'Social Darwinism' and 'Scientific Racism' developed. …show more content…
They believed that they were the "fittest" race, because they developed technology and conquered large parts of the world. White imperialists saw Black, Indian and Aborigine races as an inferior race. However, in contrast to this, Herbert Spencer, a social scientists used Charles Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest on humans, whilst the theory was implied on plants and animals. And the generation of the late 19th and 20th centuries didn't ever question what Charles Darwin wrote and said. However, it wasn't a generation like they why generation, where things are questioned and challenged. Therefore, despite Herbert Spencer implication of survival of the fittest on humans and the generations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries failure to question and challenge things, Charles Darwin's theories of evolution didn't contributed to the development of racial attitudes, that white imperialists adopted to justify colonisation, power and privilege in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was Social

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