Neutralizing social Darwinism
Fri Oct 23, 2020 · 166 words

Social Darwinism is the application of natural selection to sociology, economics and politics.

Our society exhibits natural selection or survival of the fittest where “fit” is defined as things that give you access to more resources.

While we may observe this in our society, most of us don’t want to live in a world where social Darwinism is allowed everywhere. For example, variations of social Darwinism have been used to justify some horrifying things e.g. Nazi Germany, Japanese Imperialism.

Social Darwinism should remain an observation and shouldn’t be used as a justification for action or inaction.

When social Darwinism is observed in society, humans generally need systems to address it. All systems of governing are about addressing or neutralizing social Darwinism. If those that are fitter corrupt these systems, we should also neutralize this.

Where most differ is to what degree we want to address social Darwinism.

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See also

  1. Who rules America?
  2. Is inequality inevitable?

External links

  1. Social Darwinism - Wikipedia

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