Research has shown that individuals are more likely to marry within their social class, and to go against it would be considered deviating. There is no set conclusion to ending discrimination. But by ending discrimination we will allow for societies to be more accepting towards interracial marriages. Reflection and Analysis
The impacts of Social Darwinism are big and mostly bad when it comes to the rest of the world we live in. I think Social Darwinism has impacted the way the U.S. is today and I don’t believe that is a wonderful thing because I think the United States and the people who live in them sometimes still get caught up in believing they are better and smarter than the rest of our world. I think that is a reflection of how Social Darwinism affected us in the
Eugenics is the science of using artificial selection to improve genetic features of the population. It is thought that improvement of the human race can be seen through sterilization of people who exhibit undesirable traits and selective breeding. Often called Social Darwinism, the concept was widely accepted during the time of World War I. It quickly became a taboo after World War II when Nazi Germany used it as an excuse for genocide. The thought of improving the human race by manipulating who is allowed to breed can either be appalling or compelling. There are a few appealing aspects to the act of eugenics. If eugenics were applied, the world could potentially see a decrease in disease, a rise in intelligence, and heightened physical aesthetic in humans. But, ethically it crosses many boundaries that have prevented this idea from going into world-wide effect in the past.
This proposes that there is a clear bias in the way we nurture girls to be more refined than boys, and encourage them to be more attentive on domestic aspects… basically everything society deems make “a good wife”. Boys are not taught to be good “house-husbands” and marry well, in fact they are taught the complete opposite. They are first and foremost projected to aim for personal success. If a man were to marry and start a family, it is often understood as being a respective choice he makes for additional gratification, but girls learn early on that marriage is not merely a goal, it’s as if it were an obligation; an unmarried man does not magnetize the same societal disgrace as an unmarried
Do you think our society would strive if we eliminated those with bad traits? What if we only accelerated the people who can make a living for themselves and not have to depend on others? This would make our country grow right? Well during this movement, that took place in the early 1900’s, these questions were analyzed and experimented. People like Francis Galton and Charles Darwin believed that taking the hereditary genes from strong, well minded, citizens would benefit the human race as a whole.
As technology improves, so do human capabilities of altering nature, which in turn creates increased responsibility. This directly relates to genetic engineering, which is beginning to morph into a reality. There are advocates for both sides that convey their personal opinions about the hypothetical results, but neither is clearly superior since both arguments speculate upon an unknown future. Hungarian psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, outlines this topic in his essay “The Future of Happiness,” which focuses on the history of selective breeding and compares the goal of happiness with genetic engineering. Csikszentmihalyi alternates between viewpoints regarding genetic engineering but presents a perspective dominated by warning.
His main point was that as a species, including humans, continues to evolve, natural selection chooses the best traits to be inherited to the next generation. However, natural selection does not only affect physical traits but, “applies no less to intellectual and moral powers than to physical traits.” (Darwin 64)
In the world today, more often than not, couples tend to marry someone who is the total opposite to them because there isn’t competition within the household. In the end, people thrive on the simple individualities that differ from their own self. As a final thought, Equality can be thought of as selfish, but every person has the ambition to prove themselves to the world and to his or herself. People should always follow their heart, but at the same time realize there are limits set to protect them and that they need to respect the boundaries.
Social Darwinism played a very important part in Imperialism. Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection and his idea of “survival of the fittest” (755) was applied to the concept of natural selection of human beings and, in this case, nations. Social Darwinism stated that the strongest figure would survive and advance. Those that were too weak would be eliminated.
Imagine what would happen if we lived in a world where water was kept 8 feet off the ground and there was absolutely no way you could get it if you weren’t tall enough. Most likely, the short people would die off. The taller ones would multiply, and before long, instead of a population of people of all sizes, you would have a population of only tall people. Living things that are best suited, or adapted, to their environment survive and multiply. Those that are not, are unable to survive. This process is known as natural selection, which explains how Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution can occur.
1 )artificial selection in current world? Answer : Artificial selection is the process of changing the characteristics of animals by artificial means. It was originally defined by Charles Darwin in contrast to the process of natural selection, in which the differential reproduction of organisms with certain traits is attributed to improved survival and reproductive ability in the natural habitat of the organism. For example, animal breeders are often able to change the characteristics of domestic animals by selecting for reproduction those individuals with the most desirable qualities such as speed in racehorses, milk production in cows, trail scenting in dogs.
What comes to mind when one hears the word, breeding, most would think it is associated to the idea of animals in captivity or the common household pet, like that of a dog at a breeders, where one might receive the family dog from. This same idea is being contemplated with the human race, where people should receive breeding licenses before they can procreate and have family of their own. Most people can have children naturally but some may not be able to and those that cannot naturally have a more difficult time adopting a child. Two articles “Ban Baby-Making Unless Parents Are Licensed” by Hank Pellissier and “Sir, Could I See Your Breeding License?” by Kyle Munkittrick examines the depth of which you would be able to receive a breeding
7- Belief in "final causes" • What were the external factors that influenced the acceptance of Darwin’s theories? • Socioeconomic and ideological factors • What is “population thinking” and how did that differ from essentialism? • It emphasized the role of the individual in evolution. • What influenced Darwin’s move toward gradualism? • His concept of variational evolution.
The Evolutionism or Creationism Debate The evolutionism-reationism debate has been going on for centuries among christians and scientists. However, creationism is said to have more logical proof of their points being the strongest. According to Charles Darwin, Natural selection is the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin, and it is now regarded as be the main process that brings about evolution.