This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - Social Darwinism. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Social Darwinism, is the theory that persons, groups, and races are subject to the same laws of natural selection as Charles Darwin had perceived in plants and animals in nature. According to the theory, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the weak were diminished and their cultures delimited, while the strong grew in power and in cultural influence over the weak.
Social Darwinists held that the life of humans in society was a struggle for existence ruled by “survival of the fittest.” Spencer and Walter Bagehot in England and William Sumner in the United States, believed that the process of natural selection acting on variations in the population would result in the survival of the best competitors and in continuing improvement in the population.
According to evolutionary theory, nature is a "kill-or-be-killed" system. Those that cannot keep up are either left behind or cut off. If evolution, through chance, is solely responsible for life as we now know it, why should that process be countered? If "survival of the fittest" or "kill or be killed" cannot apply in what we define as "decent society," then, which is wrong, society or evolution?
The presentation covers the following:
“Survival of the Fittest”
Capitalism & Conservatism
Natural v. Social Selection
The “White European”
Social Welfare Programs
Basic Tenants Undermined
Social Darwinism at its Worst
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