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Project 5: Darwinism, Social Darwinism, Racism
Transcript of Project 5: Darwinism, Social Darwinism, Racism
By: Earth Social Darwinism describes the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in "survival of the fittest. Applying the idea of survival of the fittest to war and economic competition came to be known as Social Darwinism. Darwinism, Social Darwinism, Racism How is Darwinism related to social Darwinism. Darwinism: a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection.
http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=darwinism Origination/Created By Origin: Charles Darwin went to Galapagos and found out that the birds on different islands have different beaks. He also found fossils. He wrote a book called “On the Origin of Species” to explained his theory about evolution and natural selection in 1859. Social Darwinism originated in Britain during the second half of the 19th century.
This all started with Darwinism as it evolved to Social Darwinism. Created By the people who thought Charles Darwin's Darwinism applied to people. But Spencer used the idea and spread the term Social Darwinism Origin of racism “Survival of the fittest” -Herbert Spencer There are no clear and evidence of racism been found in other cultures or in Europe before the Middle Ages. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Darwin Social Darwinism encourage Racism Social Darwinism believe that the best person survive. They get this idea for racism that some person is better than other. Europeans and the U.S. claim that they are more civilized than black people because of their white skin color. Darwinism Social Darwinism Darwinism is the main cause of social Darwinism. The racist and business people took advantage of Darwinism to prove their theory that they are the best. Especially Herbert Spencer who practically is the father of Social Darwinism. His famous theory of survival of the fittest is used in business and encourages that the white race is better than others. Holocaust Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews were consider "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called "German racial community." The German murder 6 million Jew. They had clear out almost 2/3 Jews in Europe. Darwinism Today Qoustes
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream
“Achievement has no color”
Abraham Lincoln Even though Darwinism has evolved into social Darwinism, it's true purpose is to help us understand about evolution and how animals evolve. It has improved our knowledge of today's world. It has discredited the church and move to the world towards reason and science. It has suggested that everyone came from a common ancester and causes the scientist to study about genes and DNA.