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    Social Darwinism was prevalent in the late 19th century and 20th century and was used by laissez-faire capitalists to keep the government out of the economy. Laissez-faire means "leave alone" in French which is why laissez-faire capitalism’s main goal was to. Supporters of laissez-faire capitalism arguments were comparing business to biology using the theory of survival of the fittest to justify the social and economic differences between the poor and the rich. The laissez-faire capitalists benefitted from the government staying out of the economy and people such as Charles Francis Adams Jr. rejected policies such as congressional tariffs arguing that they were deterring the natural order of survival of the fittest. Laissez-faire capitalists used Social Darwinism to argue against things such as congressional tariffs since the theory fit their ideals and intentions. Social Darwinism as a theory was very attractive to many people who believed in controversial issues at the time including Colonialism. Colonists argued that through the principle of “survival of the fittest” the colonists were justified in their efforts of colonizing to create colonies. In the most extreme case, Social Darwinism was used to justify Nazism using Darwin’s principle of natural selection stating that the Germans were the chosen people. We can see that Social Darwinism effected the world…

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    Often times, when we hear the term, “survival of the fittest,” we associate it with animals and how they have taken advantage of their evolutionary timeline. Even though the term might imply that the animal most “fit” would be more likely to survive, it is not in the sense of how physically fit they are. According to Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” But in the world of science fiction, would…

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    The Naturalism in Jack London’s The Law of Life In “The Law of Life”, Jack London expressed a life law by using old Koshooh’s whole life experience. Jack London was a famous naturalist novelist in the 19th century, and he was greatly influenced by Darwin's "survival of the fittest" and Spencer's evolution theory (Donald, Pizer)从哪里开始quote呢?加一个mark. He thought that nature decided the fate of mankind, and he believed that human should fight with brutal nature. In this story, 自然主义表现得非常清晰it mainly…

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    Introduction ‘Survival of the Fittest’ continues to be a confusing phrase, perhaps because it is often envisioned as individuals competing against individuals, where the fittest species collectively sends the other species to extinction. In ‘The Origin of Species’, Charles Darwin uses the term ‘Natural Selection’ to describe the key evolutionary process. The phrase ‘Survival of the Fittest’, although typically attributed to Darwin, was introduced by Herbert Spencer and then adopted by Darwin…

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    It states that Darwin did not condone the new social theory; he merely presented a biological basis that people took into context. Spencer was considered the founder of sociology, and was debatably the most famous intellectual of the time. He was the one that first coined the Social Darwinism theory, so many speculate whether it should be called “Social Darwinism” or “Spencerian Individualism” (Halliday). Intellectuals attempted to explain social evolution through Darwin’s theory. They suggested…

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    When these two theories emerged, sociologists and psychologists termed “Social Darwinism.” Social Darwinism, explains that the only people who are fit enough to live in a society belong there, thus if one was upper class in the early 19th century, they were the fittest and belonged on…

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    natural selection as plants and animals. The weak individuals would decrease and the strong individuals would grow in power. Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, and William Graham Sumner, and more philosophers are all associated with social Darwinism. They all have different views on it. Charles Darwin developed Darwinism. He focused more on the development of plants and animals. He developed the idea of natural selection. Natural selection is the process where an organism who adapts to their…

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    In her 1866 preface to Origin of the Species, Clemence Royer, an anthropologist, feminist, and translator of Darwin, deliberately spited that Darwin’s theory went against the Old Testament, but all of his theses and evidence were more logical than God being the creator of all. (DOC 2) Darwin had tangible evidence and reasonable arguments that could be seen in many different aspects. Karl Pearson, mathematician and scientist, also explained how the survival of the fittest led to humans in their…

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    Spencer and other “Social Darwinists” became strong lobbyers for Laissez-faire economics. They felt that to give Britain the means evolve into an industrial society, businesses needed to be able to operate with little government interference. Spencer was influential in applying Darwin’s ideas to social evolution, relating his theories about competition amongst species to social life, justifying his coined term, “survival of the fittest”. The growing gap between the rich and the poor in Britain…

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    When we talk about natural selection, we often hear the phrase: “The Survival Of The Fittest”, but what does it really mean? Is it about the strongest ones with biggest muscles who survive? No, it is about the creatures who adjust to their environment. The strongest creatures are the ones who change their body when their home changes. The giraffes eat leaves that are high up in the trees, because they had to adjust to this environment long time ago, generation after generation their shapes…

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