On “Social Darwinism”
January 8, 2010
- The term [Social Darwinism] is a misnomer since the central concepts of what came to be called social Darwinism were already in place prior to the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species.
- Social Darwinism has no core theoretical framework and is a mere amalgamation of largely unconnected ideas.
- Social Darwinism lacks historical documentation concerning those deemed to be proponents of the theory itself.
This will, of course, have zero impact on the rhetoric of the Discovery Institute as historical accuracy has never been their strong point.