Social Darwinism:

  • Who? Charles Darwin on the origin of species, idea of evolution, survival of the fittest, best adapted organism will survive,, focused on birds. and Hebert Spencer applied the concept of an eco
  • What? poor are genetically inferior, responsible for own fate, shouldnt be helped, if they die they die
  • When? 1877-1890
  • Where? cities, tenaments, immagrants
  • Why is this concept important? Why would Dr. Martin spend so much time discussing this? shaped the politics, idea dominates till today