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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Herbert Spencer Contributions Biography His main contribution was the idea of how societies should be structured. Spencer explained social stability by comparing it to the human body. He said a society is composed of parts working together to promote its well-being and survival. People have brains, stomachs, nervous systems, and limbs. Societies have economies, religions, governments, and families. Spencer introduced a theory of socialchange called Social Darwinism based on Charles Darwins theory of evolution. He believed that evolutionary social change led to progress, provided people did not interfere. If left alone, natural selection would ensure the survival of the fittest society. He said the poor deserve to be poor and the rich to be rich. To interfere with the existence of poverty or the result of any natural process is harm to society. Herbert Spencer was born in 1820 and died in 1903. He was the only survivor of nine children. He was only taught by his fatherand uncle and focused mainly on math and science. Much of his higher education came from his own reading. His careerbecame a mixture of engineering, drafting, inventing, journalism, and writing. Spenser's background in science had an influence on his contributions to sociology. His idea of Social Darwinism was based off of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Darwin was a major scientist during that time and his ideas shocked people. His mixture of careers gave him a diverse view of society, which could have lead to some of his ideas. Connection "Herbert Spencer." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.
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