Survival of the Fittest

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Introduction According to Darwin's Origins of Species that was published in 1859, in the process of nature selection and evolution, the weaker ones will be unavoidably weed out by the stronger ones. His theory had caused philosophers, sociologists, and others began to adopt the idea that human society had also evolved. One of the most well-know theory inspired by Darwin is Spenser's social evolution, popularly known as the Social Darwinism, which centers around the idea of " Survival of the fittest"(Wikipedia, 2007) In the following essay, the author will try to explain some of the key characteristics of this philosophy, as well as providing some critics on its ruthlessness that are against this concept. However, there will be strong and…show more content…
Inequality This phrase is also closely associated with inequality, different input will and shall results in different outcome. It is only fair for someone who had tried to be better than anyone else to succeed, because he had put in more efforts than any other people in order to become the "fittest". Although it is important to grant everyone an equal opportunity at the very beginning, but however, how each individual take advantage and utilize that opportunity will create very different end results. Competition Under the concept of " Survival of the fittest", it will naturally create competition, and competition is the fundamental component of any good economy. Companies will need to constantly innovate themselves in order match up with the level with their competitors, and not to be weed out. As a result, the market has much more choice, and variety; with each company trying its best attract the customers. The effort of every companies/ individuals attempting to better itself will create a much more prosper society, as compares with a market that is closely control by the government, where nobody is consider to be the "fittest", but everyone is equal. The Role of Government In a communism or socialism society, where government is highly involved in taking care of its citizens' welfare and ensuring that no one is left out in the society, people tends to rely heavily on others, and
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