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DP7: Darwin and Huxley Terms/People: Natural Selection Degeneration Social Darwinism- says that competition among individuals, groups, and nations drives social evolution of human societies. Survival of the Fittest- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck Eugenics- "the study of, or belief in, the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)." Herbert Spencer Questions: 1. How did the theory of evolution through natural selection revolutionize the understanding of nature and the place of man in nature? 2. What is Social Darwinism? How did it affect nineteenth-century society? Social Darwinism is distinct from other theories of social change because of the way it
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Unformatted text preview: draws Darwin's distinctive ideas from the field of biology into social studies. 3. What is T.H. Huxley’s argument against Social Darwinism? 4. T/F: Charles Darwin is the originator of the idea of evolution. 5. T/F: Darwin’s The Origin of Species deals explicitly with human evolution. 6. What are some of the ramifications of applying Darwinism to social issues? (see p. 183 in your PWC text) Paradigm Shift – people thought that everything had been the way things always were, a static idea of the way the earth is. This changed with Darwin. Darwin’s effect on religion/societ- disrupts the great chain of being, meaning it puts us at an equal level with animals. Image of the Man and the Descent of man- focus on his words like “barbarian” … Specieism – Darwin is a specieist FOR NEXT WEEK TALENTED TENTH BOOKER T WASHINGTON...
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