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Unformatted text preview: cooperatives. He supported the cause of womens rights. British philosopher who published On Liberty (1859) advocating individual rights against government intrusion and The Subjection of Women (1869) on the cause of womens rights. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Origin of the Species proposed the theory of evolution based on his biological research. British scientist whose originality lay in suggesting how biological evolution might have occurred. He argued that chance differences among members of a species help some to survive while others die. This survival of the fittest or natural selection theory helped to spur on imperialism as Europeans quickly began to concoct ideas of superiority over their colonial inferiors. Evolution also challenged traditional Christian belief. Undermined the infallibility of Scripture and the conviction that the Bible was indeed the Word of God....
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- Fall '07
- Karl Marx