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The Effects of Darwinism on European Society
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Development of Europe II
March 26, 2012
Take Home Midterm 2
Darwinism on European Society
At the end of the 19th century, the ideas of Charles Darwin created yet another challenge to the Christian belief that humanity was a unique creation of God. Although he based his ideas on science, the explanations for evolution and natural selection influenced European society's point of view towards religion and other human beings. The book On the Origin of Species argued that life had taken shape over millions of year before human beings ever existed, and human life was the result of this development through the sexual selection of mates. Darwin's ideas soon became a standing point for revolutionary philosophies in society because it challenged people's view that God created all individuals at the same time. Although the theory was meant to scientifically explain the human creation, people sought to apply the principles to society and politics. The idea of a lower stage of evolution for some individuals led people to believe that others had superiority and the right to mandate those individuals' lives. Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution and natural selection influenced society's views of
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