survival of the Fittest: Darwinian Ideology

limited effect upon most Jews until the 1930s. Maybe violation of our instinct for cooperation explains the depression, malaise, and growing psychopathology of modern society. Comment one: It is striking to me just how ideological science can. Rowan,., Charles Darwin, in Architects of Modern Thought, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto,. Hitler not only unabashedly intended to produce a superior race, but he openly relied heavily upon Darwinian thought in both his extermination and war policies. Social Darwinism emerged in the late 19th and early 20th century. There are a couple of things that suggest this might be true.

G√ľnther, professor of racial science at the University of Jena. Origin of the Species. The Nazis believed that they were simply applying facts, proven by science, to produce a superior race of humans as part of their plan for a better world: The business of the corporate state was eugenics or artificial selectionpolitics as applied biology. It may be that when we start to do that our ideas and understanding may change radically. Milner said of Germanys father of evolution, Ernst Haeckel, that in his Natural History history of Football in America of Creation he argued that the church with its morality of love and charity is an effete fraud, a perversion of the natural order. For Spencer it was a rare gesture of personal warmth; but more than this, it symbolized the harmony of the new science of social Darwinism with the outlook of a business civilization. Stanton,., The Leopards Spots; Scientific Attitudes Towards Race in America, 18151859, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1960.