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Lecture 4

HIST 2312 Lecture 4: Lecture Analysis over Darwin and Socialism


Department
History
Course Code
HIST 2312
Professor
Brooke Franks
Lecture
4

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DARWIN AND SOCIALISM 1
Darwin and Socialism

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DARWIN AND SOCIALISM 2
Darwin and Socialism
Darwin is popularly known for his contribution towards the explanation of the origin of
man. He developed the theory of evolution and the natural selection processes. The Darwin's
perspective, however, is directly antagonistic with some of the socialist view. In addition,
Darwinism was challenged by some scholars on the fact that it lacked truth in some aspects.
Religious issues caused many of the critics.
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St George Mivart was among the many people who criticized Darwin's reasoning.
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He
criticized the natural selection process that did not account for the beginning of stages in useful
structures.
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He was trying to reconcile the Catholic religious believes with Darwin's theory of
evolution, but his efforts ended in vain since he ended up being condemned by all parties.
Natural selection was an interesting theory in the natural science which has developed concern in
modern science. Natural selection explains the fact behind the geographical distribution of plants
and animals. For instance, the theory reveals that there is a similarity between the present and
past inhabitants of a particular locality. However, St George criticism continues to trouble
scientists even today since it fails to explain the incipient stages of useful structures.
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Classroom. "Week Ten, Lecture Two."
2
Chhetri, Divyash. "St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900)." Embryo Project Encyclopedia
(2014)
3
Chhetri, Divyash. "St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900)." Embryo Project Encyclopedia
(2014)
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