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Darwinism in America
Examines mixed reaction in U.S. over Darwin's theories of evolution & natural selection. Religious controversies; Scopes trial. Teaching Social Darwinisn in schools. Current historiography.
# 10353 | 4,950 words | 9 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 12, 2003 in Philosophy (Science) , Philosophy (History) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century)


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"This research paper discusses the reception, dissemination and teaching of the views of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in the United States since the publication of his Origin of the Species in 1859 and his The Descent of Man in 1871.

Darwinism, namely, Darwin's scientific discoveries and opinions concerning the evolution of living or organic species, including humans, and the chief natural mechanism which he said governed that evolution, natural selection, challenged traditionally held Western scientific, philosophical and theological worldviews of the origin of life and the nature of man. As such, it received a mixed reaction in the United States initially and subsequently. Modern historiography suggests that the American reception accorded to Darwinism during the late..."

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