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    physical conditions of life, or most significantly, with another member of the same species (Darwin. pg. 63). Charles Darwin and his radical ideas on natural selection sparked immediate controversy in Britain. However, as the upper class began to digest his ideas as an asserted power of science, they applied it to economics, society, and politics, forming social Darwinism. Darwin’s evolutionary theory presented in The Origin of Species was manipulated and applied to human society to justify imperialism and racism. An organism’s struggle for existence explains why some species’ characteristics…

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    Since the publication of Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species in 1859, people had used Darwin’s biological concept of evolution and applied it to the modern human realm. This concept became known as social Darwinism. Social Darwinists, such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner argue that only the strongest, and most capable can succeed in society. Social Darwinism promotes “survival of the fittest”, and rejects government regulation of businesses. According to Sumner, “Persons…

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    What Is Social Darwinism?

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    The Social Darwinism defended the thesis that there are superior and inferior races, which was widely used by European governments to justify their domains in Asia and Africa during imperialism (XIX century and of the twentieth century). This idea of Social Darwinism created conditions for an increase of prejudice against people from specific continents. These people were seen as inferior. This theory about the superiority of some social groups was also used in the United States. The social…

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    Social Darwinism is the theory that groups of people or races can be compared to the same laws of natural selection as Charles Darwin did with plants and animals in nature. During the period of 1930 and 1970, social Darwinist theories played a major role in negatively impacting the lives of Aborigines in Australia to a great extent. They used the social Darwinist theories as an excuse for the white Australians to apply Darwinist theories like 'survival of the fittest' and 'white superiority' and…

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    Everything a person encounters influences them in some way. Frank Norris, the author of McTeague, was continuously influenced throughout his life by works of other authors and people around him. Norris’ childhood life, college professors, the Sarah Collins murder, and the theory of Social Darwinism all influenced his works. Norris’ studies as a child contributed to his knowledge and inspiration for his many works. As a child Norris studied painting for two years at Academie Julian in Paris.…

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    “A large number of women [have] brains closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains”, according to Le Bon, social “scientist” and “important” figure in the sphere of Social Darwinists, in his book The Crowd. Social Darwinists were people who analyzed concepts of survival of the fittest and applied them to everyday social aspects. In Le Bon’s case, he applied Social Darwinism to the differences between men and women, and how men were “incredibly” superior. This…

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    HIS 102 Understanding the Impact Social Darwinism had on Social Conformity The nineteenth century was known for the age of scientists and philosophers that flourished and spread their ideas throughout Western civilization. One of the most prominent scientists of the time was Charles Darwin, who introduced his theory of evolution and natural selection in 1859. The theory of evolution spread like wildfire throughout intellectual groups, and from that theory branched many other social theories.…

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    Social Darwinism originated during the late nineteenth century, a time commonly referred to as the Gilded Age, which was a time of industrialization and immigration. This concept stems off of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. Following his hypothesis, a man named Herbert Spencer extrapolated this idea to the human race. Believing that some people were born to succeed and reproduce, while some solely existed to suffer and die off, is the summary of his mindset.…

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    Social Darwinism, coming from Charles Darwin’s theory on the evolution of plants and animals and how they evolve and change over time, had been created to describe how human’s social classes and backgrounds influence their survival in the world, and if you try to change your class of living you will end up right back where you had started. Frank Norris, a famous writer of the late 1850’s and early 1900’s, had written many famous and well known books about naturalism among the realism movement of…

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    Social Darwinism and the Eugenics Movement Social Darwinism is the belief of natural selection that applies to social organizations and to individuals in society. The ones who were better suited would be well developed while those that were poorly adapted would suffer, this was Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism was created in the late nineteenth century. It was a highly developed movement that was involved with the theory of evolution. However, the theory was mainly based from the work of…

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