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Similarities/differences between Darwinism and Social Darwinism. Discussion Stra

Explain the similarities/differences between Darwinism and Social Darwinism. Use your research to justify either case.

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They are similar because they both have to do with traits. They are different because Darwinism is natural selection and the environment affects when you will die but social Darwinism is humans choose who is the most fit.

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I agree. Darwinism is how evolution is influenced by they environment and social Darwinism how nature chooses who is most fit.

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I agree because they do have something to do with traits but the difference is Social Darwinism has to do about survival of the fitness and who can last longer.

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I agree that Darwinism is natural selection, but social Darwinism is humans choose who is the most fit. This is what makes them different.

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Social Darwinism is the saying of only the living which has the most potential and is the strongest should survive. Basically it means survival of the best fit. However Darwinism is the change of species

over time. Meaning evolution.

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Social Darwinism is the belief that the strongest and fittest survive in the society, while the weak and unfit should be allowed to die. Social Darwinism does not really follow Darwinian’s thinking in any way and is therefore different from Darwinism.

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Social Darwinism is practically only the strongest should be able to live and survive, while the weak and the unfit should die. Darwinism is a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection. The similarities is that they both have a natural selection type of thing. They both have chosen species to survive and to die off. The differences is that Darwinism is used by natural selection, meaning from characteristics and traits, you are able to survive or not survive. Social Darwinism is where you see their physical traits to determine if they would survive.

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I agree because they both have to deal with the the best of a specie.However, social darwinism is done on purpose to improve a specie. While darwinsim suggests that the best stay live and reproduce.

casper3912(1560) Disputed
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Is the selection in social Darwinism really natural?

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Social Darwinism, is aterm in the late 19th century to describe the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in "survival of the fittest. Darwinist base their beliefs on theories of evolution developed by British naturalist Charles Darwin. People who study Darwinism argue that governments should not interfere with human competition. For example controlling a race to make them to do a specific thing. In Social Darwinism, humans or a species purposely affecting the gene through isolation of other species. In Darwinism Species are affected by nature and adapt to it in order to survive.Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts related to ideas of transmutation of species or of evolution.

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Darwinism is said to be a scientific theory and Social Darwinism is an ethical theory. Both have the idea of surviving the environment but Social Darwinism explains how the species will compete with itself and only the higher evolved will win. Darwinism says that the organism will evolve with no casualties and survive but in Social Darwinism, there must be casualties in order for there to be more resources for the winner.

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One difference is that Darwinism is how evolution influences the environment and the social Darwinism is how nature selects the strongest to survive.

One similarity is that Darwinism influences social Darwinism because based on the changes in the environment over time, nature adapts to those changes and selects the strongest to survive.

steanc1(6) Disputed
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I totally agree with you because Social Darwinism and Darwinism is like natural selection which are very similar.

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The difference between these two ideas is that Darwinism is the idea of natural selection, a process in which nature decides which organisms are best fit to reproduce and fill the environment with their offspring and Social Darwinism is the idea of "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST". The idea is based on the general concept of which organisms are the fittest, meaning can they survive long enough to reproduce? It means whether they are able to collect food better than other animals and also whether or not they can find a mate faster than the other animals.

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Basically they are the same by definition expect Darwinism says new species will live for along time based on natural selection also the difference is in social Darwinism the idea is that the strongest and baddest species will survive and blossom iagree. Darwinism is how evolution is influenced by they environment and social Darwinism how nature chooses who is most fit.

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Social Darwinism was the belief to get rid of the weak and keep the strong. Survival of the fittest. It is like if you were an animal they protect the strong and eat the weak.But instead it is with people. Darwinism is evolution is change over time saying that nature will be the changes and make the changes. The Grand Canyon is an example of Nature changing over time. Nature also effects the different species. when a new river forms it will split up the different species making each species have to adapt to different environment.

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I agree with this because Social Darwinism is when an the weak don't make it and the strong do. I also agree that Darwinism is about evolution and how animals change over time.

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Darwinism is a theory of evolution and how it relates to natural selection and specific ideas which people create. Social Darwinism refers to the survival of the fittest. It's the struggle between the social policies and raise the level of evolution in society. They both have species that are affected by the environment.

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Social Darwinism, is the strong survival of the fitness and those who are suitable to survive will out live the weak.Social Darwinism is based upon the idea that Darwin's insights into how species evolve can also be applied to explain how social groups develop and change over time. there are no similarities because we only help them to survive than killing these species.

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The similarities between Darwinism and Social Darwinism includes the theory of evolution, how everything develop from time to time. One of the difference is how the Social Darwinism refers to the struggles for existence called the survival of the fittest.

MELLEF1(9) Disputed
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This is good, however I think you need to elaborate as to how everything develops from time to time. Also, give more details about what the survival of the fittest is and more about how it compares/differs to Darwinism concepts.

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one similarity is that they both involve natural selection. they are both theories based off of what darwin thought.

darwinism is natural, and it means that any species can arise, and any species can be selected by nature. social darwinism is all about survival of the fittest. it is a way for scientists to justify social policies for example Jim crow laws in the united states.

darwinism can be for humans alike, different species of all different kinds. social darwinism focuses on humans and different kinds of people, like race for example. it is merely a way for scientists to say how things should be based off of skin color or hair color or height or weight.

social darwinism has little do with science in reality, where darwinism is a scientific theory.

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Social Darwinism is study of human society, specifically a theory in sociology that individuals or groups achieve advantage over others as the result of genetic or biological superiority. It shows how species evolve and also be applied to explain how social groups develop and change over time. Darwinism are the ideas of evolution.

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They both have natural selection. Darwinism is influenced by the environment and social darwinism is determined by how nature is chose to best fit in the environment.

esho5(7) Disputed
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You forgot Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is about how only the strongest can live and survive in an environment.

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Darwinism is Darwin's theory that all animals evolved over time and that the animals with the best traits will survive and reproduce. Social Darwinism is the belief of survival of the fittest but for humans. The two beliefs are similar because they both believe that who ever has the best traits will survive and thrive and that the others who don't do as good will not do as good. They are different because one has to do with humans and how some are more successful and the other has to do with how certain species survive and reproduce.

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The difference and similarities of Darwinism and Social Darwinism is that Darwinism has something to do with traits and genetics about "natural selection." It talks about that if a grown horse can run very fast then its offspring would have strong legs and can also run fast. But if Social Darwinism it talks about which group or species can develop and change over time. So basically the best of all of them, "survival of the fitness"

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Survival of the fittest is the basis of these ideas, but there is also natural selection. Natural selection is when Nature chooses which species will reproduce and survive. So it may not be entirely that a horses strong legs will be passed down, but rather that it will be able to reproduce and keep that breed of horses alive for as long as nature will let them.

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Simliarities between Darwinism and Social Darwinism is Making babies of one race to make them stronger and stronger at what there parents did. A difference is that Social Darwinism is a belief that the strongest would survive and flourish in society. Social Darwinism was the applicant of Charles Darwinism scientific theories of evolution and natural selection.

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Social Darwinism is basically survival of the fittest. Where the weak die off and the strongest survive. While Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts that have to do with evolution. Charles Darwin is the founder of Darwinism.

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I agree, social darwanism is survival of the fittest and darwanism is ideas that are related to eveloution.

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I agree that Social Darwinism is survival of the fittest. The weak die off and the strong survive. While Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts that have to do with evolution. But there is more to wright, for example a few similarities such as Making babies of one race to make them stronger and stronger at what there parents did.

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I agree with Nissan. The fittest ones survive during Social Darwinism, so the ones that don't survive either dies or fades away. Darwinism deals with evolution. Darwinism influenced Social Darwinism. Darwinism is caused by the changed over time. and the animals react to the environment to fit with it. Social Darwinism is like the best one survives.

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Social Darwinism is the idea of Darwinian evolution's survival of the fittest applied to society let those who know how to compete survive and those who don't know how to compete die. While this is IS Darwinian, it is not social; rather, it uses a questionable description of the animal kingdom as an excuse to apply the rules of the animal kingdom to human interactions. Ever call someone an animal? It was an insult, right? We use that to describe the most evil of humans, right? "Social Darwinism" makes that into a compliment.

The person is still evil, even if he's the one who survives.

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I agree with Paul, because Social Darwinism is the survival of the fittest & organisms compete with each other in order to survive. Darwinian is evolutions and how organisms will change over time

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I don't think that there are many differences between Social Darwinism and Darwinism, besides how Darwinism is about survival of the fittest in nature and Social Darwinism is about survival of the fittest in business and that kind of stuff. Social Darwinism is about why some people are rich and why others are poor, and the answer to that is that if the rich person makes that money, they deserve it, and if the poor person is poor, it's because they aren't smart enough to be rich and make money off of an idea.

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There similarities and differences between Darwinism and Social Darwinism. Darwinism is the theory of the evolution of species by natural selection advanced by Charles Darwin. Social Darwinism is the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subjected to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Darwinism and Social Darwinism are similar to each other because they both come from natural selection. Darwin came up with both of these ideas. Different species can come together to produce evolution. The difference is that Social Darwinism comes from Darwinism. They are both the survivals of the fittest.

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i agree with susan they both are the survival of the fittest. they all start from natural selection, and interaction

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Social Darwinism is when people work together to survive also.

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social Darwinism is like survival of the fittest. it keeps the best or the strongest and lets go of the weakest or worst of all. darwinism is how evolution is influenced by they environment. they both have to do with traits and genes.A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

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I agree with Mehwish social Darwinism is survival of the fittest and survival of the fittest does mean to keep the strongest and to let lose the weak ones

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Darwinism us usually thought of as "natural selection." If a species weren't suited for an environment, They would be overrun by nature and die. An example would like so: A group of wolves live in a mountain in the summer. One specie of wolves don't grow as much fur as other wolves. By natural selection, when it comes to winter, they will eventually die as they are not suited for the winter. Social Darwinism is when a group of species work together to survive. This applies to the more social world usually with humans. Humans build houses for other people to live in during the cold winters and people make air conditioners to survive the hot summers... But apparently, to afford all of that, you need money. So only the wealthy, or the "fit" can survive.

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Darwinism and Social Darwinism are the same because they both have to do with change. The theory of Darwinism is evolution which is a change over time it could a change to anything. Social Darwinism was created in England and it is survival of the fittest which can do with change since the social groups of people change over time to become the fittest . But the only difference is that one is naturally and that is Darwinism and the other one is not.

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Social Darwinism and Darwinism have many similarities and differences.

Darwinism is : "the theory that species originate by descent with variation, from parent forms through the natural selction." while Social Darwinism is the social order which is accounted as the product of the natural selection of those persons best suited."

Similarities : They both include natural selection.

Social Darwinism have the physical traits to determine if theyd survive.

Darwinism : Observed by characteristic traits if you are able to survive or not survive .

Both came from the idea of Carles Darwin

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In my opinion there isn't much of a difference between Darwinism and Social Darwinism. Darwinism where evolution is though Natural selection and Social Darwinism is where it's "the survival of the fittest". Both these concepts involve a species becoming or being more likely to live and slowly dominate over the other species.

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"social Darwinism" is typically thought of as eugenics for humans, where the "survival of the fittest" is actually a rather fast domination over other members of the same species(when compared to evolution, a few hundred years at most compared to millions or thousands) with a goal of one ethnic group, class or type being the only group of the species(where by evolution has no goal). Also, "social Darwinism" would decrease genetic diversity, leading to a species being less likely to survive since the chance of evolving from one from to one that will survive, compared to many similar forms evolving to one that will survive is less.

Or at least, that is one definition which seems to be typically applied, at least in reference to Nazis and the like.

I recognize that this is probably a class debate, but i would like to attempt to correct some of the perceptions.

"darwinsim" => evolution.

"social darwinism" => eugenics.

evolution is a natural process, One which basically means that things change(including animals) and what survives survives; to be really really simple.

"strong" is what survives and reproduces in a natural environment, "weak" is what dies.

changes/modifications occur though a process called natural selection.

eugenics is the purposeful modification of a species to meet requirements which are not made by nature, but by man.

"strong" is defined by humans, modifications are done by tampering with reproduction or gene therapy.

Really, other than terminology, they don't have much, if anything, in common.

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Thank you for your explanation. I agree with you. I was wrong about both Darwinism and Social Darwinian not having many differences between each other. :)

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Similarities between the two are that they both favor natural selection and choosing species that are to live and to die. But, Social Darwinism believes in survival of the fittest, that contradicts Darwin’s theory. Darwin believed in evolution of the human race, not the destruction of it.

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I agree. Social Darwinism is an application of the theory of natural selection to social, political, and economic issues and Darwinism is just species that develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

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I agree with you, Beyza Ozer, because you clearly talk about how natural selection is the same to evolution and how it differs as well. Well done! (:

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Social Darwinism is the idea of survival of the fittest. While Darwinism is the idea that species change over time. Social Darwinism is the way that people act. Darwinism is how everything changes over time and alter. However, they are slo both similar. Both Darwinism and Social Darwinism share the idea of transmutation, which is the " theory that described the altering of one species into another." They both explain how things come to be. For instance, people who agree with Social Darwinism believe in the higher class and being able to sustain ones self. Darwinism also agrees with survival of the fittest. If people believed in "the bigger the better" then there would be more of the "bigger" and the bigger would be producing more and more, thus, bringing us to where we are.

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I agree with you on this. Darwinism and Social Darwinism both do have the some of the concepts of "survival of the fittest" so i believed that there wasn't many differences. I was wrong. :)

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In the 1800’s, there were some Supreme Court, in Dred Scott decision, rules that a slave is not a citizen. Financial crisis in Europe and U.S.

Darwin’s own abhorrence of slavery affected his thinking on the origins and unity of the human species. Darwin had provided a new resource for addressing the theologians’ problem of suffering. While there was a real sense in which Darwin’s theory put the attention to pain, struggle, cruelty and waste in the works of nature. Darwin thought that the slaves were not humans like him, he thought that they were animals. In his concept of natural selection and how the fittest survive, he thought how nature selects the traits and the fittest survive which means he used the slaves as an example because he thought that their nature selected their traits.

Charles influenced natural science. He gave the people the idea of struggle for existence and the survival of the fittest. He showed that in his “Origin of Species”. Natural selection has molded the genotype for millions of generations.. In evolutionary biology, theories are largely based on concepts such as competition, female choice, selection, succession and dominance. These biological concepts, and the theories based on them, cannot be reduced to the laws and theories of the physical sciences. Darwin himself never stated this idea plainly. My assertion of Darwin's importance to modern thought is the result of an analysis of Darwinian theory over the past century. During this period, a pronounced change in the methodology of biology took place. This transformation was not caused exclusively by Darwin, but it was greatly strengthened by developments in evolutionary biology. Observation, comparison and classification, as well as the testing of competing became the methods of evolutionary biology, outweighing experimentation.

Some people influenced Darwin’s concepts, like Charles Lamarck who also had the idea of organisms changing, but his idea was that of acquired traits that are passed on from generation to generation. For example, he explained the long necks of giraffes to have come about because they continually stretched their necks to get at the tree leaves. "Unlike Darwin, Lamarck held that evolution was a constant process of striving toward greater complexity and perfection. Even though this belief eventually gave way to Darwin's theory of natural selection acting on random variation, Lamarck is credited with helping put evolution on the map and with acknowledging that the environment plays a role in shaping the species that live in it." Uniformitarianism- Darwin studies Lydell's work and takes some ideas for his theories.

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Social Darwinism is a theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. It is a social theory which states that the level a person rises to in society and wealth is determined by their genetic background. In nature, only the fittest survived, which is applied to races as well as species.Darwinism is that species originate by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those individuals best adapted for the reproductive success of their kind. A similarity they both have is that they involve natural selection one way or another

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I agree with this because i beleive that both are very similar because one was created because of the other so they have similar meanings.

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I agree, because Social Darwinism is a theory of people are the subjects of the same laws of natural selection. As for Darwinism i agree because is about species that originate with variation from parent forms, through natural selection. And as for the information I have read and agree with natural selection is a way that Social Darwinism and Darwinism is the same.

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Darwinism and social darwinism are similar because these concepts talk about how genes/traits being passed down are effected. For example, social darwinism is survival of the fittest which says that if one can't survive, they won't reproduce, which means no traits could get passed down. However, Darwinism is different because it talks about evolution which are changes in species (to form new ones) not survival of the fittest.

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I agree that Darwinism is the idea that the fittest will survive and thrive while others die in nature due to health issues, food scarcity, and healthy reproducing. However, Social Darwinism is the same idea applied to society, meaning that, for example, in the business world, strong and thriving companies survive and dominate while weaker and smaller companies don't gain much profit or customers and eventually die off.

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I agree, Melanie Leftakes, with your explanation. There are many different similarities and differences between the two. They both do believe in natural selection, but Darwinism favors evolution and the growing of mankind. Social Darwinism believes in artificial selection.

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They are both the same because both concepts relate to Darwin's research. However are different because Darwinism is theory of biological evolution which started with Darwin and others are starting to participate. Social Darwinism is based on "survival of the fittest" and the lassize-faire economic system where the government should not interfere with the economy and community, and should allow competition.

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Social Darwinism where the fittest organisms like animals/humans/plants survive while the weak die. (Survival of the fittest). Darwinism deals with evolution. Darwinism is what Darwin thought. He thought that organisms would evolve over a period of time and the organism with the best traits will live on. They are similar because they both have genes and traits are inherited

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There are not many similarities between Darwinism and Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is the theory that fittest organism should survive and reproduce in society while the unfit organism dies. This theory was discovered by Herbert Spencer. Darwinism is the theory that organisms evolve through natural selection. This theory was discovered by Charles Darwin. The theory of natural selection allowed Spencer to say that is was natural/normal for the strong to grow while the weak died. One similarity between the two is that both deal with undesirable and desirable traits. I suppose natural selection would be another similarity, except in Darwinism, the organism evolves through natural selection. On the other hand, the organism thrives becuase of natural selection in Social Darwinism. Darwinism basically just supports the theory of Social Darwinism.

Link to research: http://library.thinkquest.org/C004367/eh4.shtml

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Darwinism and Social Darwinism are different because Social Darwinism is a term used for various late nineteenth century ideologies predicated on survival of the fittest and Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts related to ideas of transmutation of species or of evolution. They are the same because they both have to do with some type of evolution. Social Darwinism has to with social evolution and Darwinism has to do with just evolution.

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Darwinism and Social Darwinism are similar. Social Darwinism was rooted from the main concept of Darwinism which is that species originate by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those individuals who best adapt. Social Darwinism is simply applying this to how social order in the world is accounted for. Social Darwinism is saying that the social order is the way it is due to natural selection.

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Yes, I agree with you. Darwinism and Social Darwinism are very similar. That is why they have the same root word. But just because they have the same word in it doesn't mean they are similar. They have a couple of differences. Darwinism is when the environment picks the traits and social Darwinism is when humans pick the traits.

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Social Darwinism is the idea of Darwinian evolution's "survival of the fittest". Social Darwinism uses the animal kingdom as an excuse to apply the rules of the animal kingdom to human actions. Darwinism is the study of human society.Darwin's theory on the 'origin of species' is just that a theory. This theory has not been proved which is why it remains a theory and is not accepted as law. Darwin's theory of evolution is natural selection many believers of evolution do their best to stay away from the connections between Charles Darwin and social Darwinism. Darwin focused simply on the science he was wasnt interested in sharing his ideas to the society.

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In many ways, Darwinism and Social Darwinism are the same. The only difference is that Darwinism affects the environment and Social Darwinism affects a society, individual, or group. Darwinism is the idea that in nature, only the strongest or most fit will survive and the rest would then eventually die off. This means that those that can get food and reproduce will while the others can't. In Social Darwinism, it is the same idea of survival of the fittest, put into a society. In society, if you have power then you stay on top, but if you don't then you can't get any were and eventually your business dies or shuts down. A good example of this idea is the game Monopoly, or big time manufactures like Rockefeller.

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I agree with you that Social Darwinism is putting natural selection into society. I also like the example you give about the game monopoly. It exactly portrays Social Darwinism.

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Darwinism is a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection. Social Darwinism is Darwin's theory about how only the strongest and most fit survive in an environment. The similarities are that they both have to with species. I think Social Darwinism is a bad/wrong concept. For example, when people heard about social Darwinism they believed it but a cockroach is does last in an environment. People thought that a cockroach was weak and couldn't survive when in fact a cock roach is not affected by radiation when humans are. So the point is that if there was a radiation leak, humans would not survive, but a specie much smaller would survive.

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I agree with what Esho said. Darwinism does have to do with the fact that species arise and evolve in Natural Selection. Also that Social Darwinism has to do with survival of the fittest. I do not agree though with his disagreement of Social Darwinism, because in the real world the strong are basically the only ones to survive. If you get pushed around in life you will never make it anywhere. For example if you are in high school and you allow yourself to be bullied, you will not want to go to school anymore because of that, so if you are weak you will not make it through school.

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Darwinism is how evolution in affected by the environment while Social Darwinism is how people survive based off of their environment and who is the most fit. They are similar because they both have to do with how the environment affects us humans.

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I agree with you. Also to add that he claimed that all current species descend from common ancestors. Darwin also suggested a model of inheritance he named “pangenesis” which later used sailors and watchmakers as examples of pangenesis.

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They are similar because both has to do with the traits you posses. Social Darwinism is different because it states that the strongest will survive, the weakest will die. Darwinism is the theory of natural selection, which is nature decides and picks which traits will survive. In social Darwinism the humans pick what survives which is called Artificial Selection. Basically both are similar and have the same main idea. In detail, they are both different.

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Darwinism is a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection, and social Darwinism is the theory that individuals, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. they are different because the social darwinism is the belief that people think everyone is all from the same thing unlike darwinism which is the nature selects

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Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in appearance or gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. These types of changes may remain through cell divisions for the remainder of the cell's life and may also last for multiple generations.There is no change in the underlying DNA sequence of the organism. Darwin claimed that all current species descend from common ancestors and natural selection acting on morphological diversity is the driving agent of change. Darwin also suggested a model of inheritance he named “pangenesis”. Darwin used sailors and watchmakers as examples of pangenesis, claiming sailors tended to become farsighted and watchmakers nearsighted due to their respective occupations and these acquired traits are inheritable.

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The similarities and differences between Darwinism and Social Darwinism is that they both involve of Selection (artificial or natural) and is discussed in Evolution. The Difference is that in Darwinism is about Evolution but Social Darwinism is about the "Survival of the Fittest".

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I agree because they both involve the evolution, but they have their different titles which both mean different things. Darwinism represents the evolution, and social Darwinism is the survival part of the ones who fit.

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They both have something to do with traits and the physical traits of things, but they are different because social Darwinism is the decision that people make to become a part of believing what Darwin had suggested.

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The difference between Darwinism and Social Darwinism is that Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts related to ideas of transmutation of species or of evolution. Social Darwinism is a term from the nineteenth century that has to deal with survival of the fittest. A similarity between the two is that they both deal with evolution. They also have to deal with the evolving of humanity. People also use these two terms for different reasons.

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Darwinism is a scientific theory and Social Darwinism is an ethical theory. social Darwinism is a theory about competition for survival among human races and social classes. Darwinism is darwin's proposal for evolution of species: natural selection(survival of the fittest) and adaptation. Darwinism was Darwin's idea. The Social Darwinism theory was chiefly expounded by Herbert Spencer, whose ethical philosophies always held an elitist view and received a boost from the application of Darwinian ideas such as adaptation and natural selection.

Although it shares a part of the name, Social Darwinism is an entirely different concept from Darwinism. Social Darwinism is the view that results from applying evolutionary concepts to groups of individuals in a social context. It is the idea that Darwin’s theory can be extended and applied to the social domain, as if competition by survival of the fittest is the proper mechanism for social development. When taken to an extreme, the end result is often discrimination against those members of society who are not in a position of power.

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Simliarities between Darwinism and Social Darwinism include... Making babies of one specific race in order to make workers. This could be thought macroevolution because when you take one race and making multiples of them you are causing a huge change. From a diverse race to a race in which all share almost the same amount of characteristics. Then again there is a difference. For example, in Darwinism we see reasons why a specie can be affected by nature. In social Darwinism we see people or a species purposely affecting the gene pool through isolation of other species.

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I agree because in Social Darwinism you try to control a race. For example, making babies of race in order to make them worker is a perfect example. Slaves were used to do this. In Darwinism, the species evolve according too the environment. Species evolve because they need to survive in the specific environment. So in Darwinism specie are affected by nature but in social Darwinism species are controlled be specific someone in order to perform a task.

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I agree because there are a lot of diverse races of people in Niles West as well as a lot of other schools, which shows that Darwinism and social Darwinism are true.

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they are basically they same if you read the definition for both of them. The difference is that Darwinism is a theory that claims when a new species arise they continue for a long time based on natural selection. The other difference is that for Social Darwinism the idea is that the strongest fittest species should survive and flourish in society.

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I agree with Tevin because in social Darwinism they control a species in order to make them better.

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Social Darwinism is a belief, popular in the late Victorian era in England, America, and elsewhere, where states that the strongest or fittest should survive and flourish in society. Darwinism and social Darwinism wanted the strong people live and produce and get rid of the weak people, so this how they are similar. Social Darwinism was the applicant of Charles Darwinism scientific theories of evolution and natural selection to contemporary social development.

alecob1(5) Disputed
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Darwinism didn't exactly have the idea of killing off the weaker links. Only Social Darwinism did.

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I agree that social Darwinism is like survival of the fittest keep the strong and kill off the weak. Hitler took a liking to this Idea of only have the perfect strong powerful people survive.

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Darwinism is a set of movements and concepts related to ideas of transmutation of species or evolution. including ideas that had nothing to do or had no connection to the work of Charles Darwin. The meaning of Darwinism has changed over time, and varies depending on who is using the term. Social Darwinism the application of the concept of evolution to the historical development of human societies, placing special emphasis on the idea of 'struggle for survival.' Hitler picked up these ideas and incorporated them into Nazism.

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Social Darwinism is the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, it was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform. Darwinism is The theory of the evolution of species by natural selection by Charles Darwin. (http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/darwinism.html)

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I agree with Sandra when she defined Social Darwinism. The natural selection created by Darwin made him believe that we came from ancestors.

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The similarities of Darwinism and Social Darwinism is that they are both theories that agrees with the idea of evolution. They go along with the idea of everything being related and coming from ancestors. Also, they are based on the idea of natural selection which is the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.

The differences between Darwinism and Social Darwinism is:

Darwinism is a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection.

Social Darwinism is the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals.

The difference is also that social Darwinism deals with groups of people and Darwinism is dealing with species.

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I agree that they both are theories about evolution and that they both go along with the idea that everything being related and coming from ancestors. They were brought by two different scientists. Although they share a part of the name, Social Darwinism is an entirely different concept from Darwinism. Social Darwinism is the view that results from applying evolutionary concepts to groups of individuals in a social context. It is the idea that Darwin’s theory can be extended and applied to the social domain, as if competition by survival of the fittest is the proper mechanism for social development. When taken to an extreme, the end result is often discrimination against those members of society who are not in a position of power.



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