Social Darwinism is “the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals, and Eugenics is the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics”(Oxford Dictionary). Many German scientists in the early 1900s contributed to these fields. Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Krupp, a steel and armaments tycoon/biologist, and Ernst Haeckel, a zoologist, attempted to apply Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection to humans. At the time, scientists did not understand all human races share a majority of their genetic makeup, and so they believed that each race was a difference species of human. They performed studies ...
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...an people. Even though the German people did not agree with the total extermination and cruel treatment of Jews, the physically and mentally handicapped, and other social outcasts, the leaders of the Nazi party took advantage of the German people and performed these horrid acts behind their backs. Many political figures still use this tactic of blaming a nation’s failure on minority groups in order to stir up the political landscape and gain more supporters. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is an example of one of these figures. Although he does not back up his claims with false scientific information, he still tries to portray American minorities such as Muslims or Mexican in a negative light and it is a shame to see the amount of supporters he acquires. For the sake of the country and all of humanity, hopefully Trump 's hate filled campaign will come to an end.
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