Darwin is not responsible for 'Social Darwinism.'"
War and oppression have always been components of human history, however with the introduction of Darwin's theory of evolution man had a new justification for his cruelty. Darwin's ideas promoted a "superman" or "super-race" philosophy. The prime component of Darwin's ideas revolves around the notion that life progresses by natural selection - the survival of the fittest. Couple this with the racist culture in the scientific world
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is this savagery that human society is designed to avoid. Regardless of ability, all human beings are equal and have the same right to life as all other human beings competition is a savage circumstance; it is what all people, through social cooperation, attempt to avoid. Society is meant to behave in a manner that benefits the whole of human civilization and recognizes the inalienable right of every human being to life, liberty, and happiness.