preview

Analysis Of Darwin's Theory Of Evolution By Natural Selection

Decent Essays
Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by natural selection was not intended to be compared to humans, but designed to classify the various species of animals on Earth. Many scientist thought Darwin’s theory could be used to classify humans. Not only did scientists begin creating their own theories on how humans could be classified but started classifying humans according to race. Herbert Spencer was one of the first scientist to start classifying humans by brain mass (Jackson and Weidman 80). In addition to Spencer, other scientists believed humans could be classified by various characteristics. Ernest Haeckel believed that every human race could be traced back to different species (Hall). Haeckel’s strong belief system founded the Monist League. “Members
Get Access