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Herbert Spencer

” For what is meant by saying that a government ought to educate the people? Why should they be educated? What is the education for?

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The History of Epigenetics and the Science of Social Progress

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy)

The importance of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and of Lamarckism in the contemporary debates about epigenetics and genetics is difficult to overstate, primarily because one of the most common epithets used against contemporary epigenetics is that it is ‘Lamarckian’, which distinction is deemed sufficient to dismiss any subsequent discussion. 1,896 more words

Epigenetics

THE MESSIANIC INSTINCT

by Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

EDITORIAL NOTE: Originally, this essay was included in the Little Journey series printed in 1900 by The Roycrofter Press owned by Hubbard. 1,672 more words

Essay

Individualism and the Social Determinants of Health

Individualism was established as a Western value during the Enlightenment. During the 19th century there was reaction to many of the values of the enlightenment, except individualism. 1,963 more words

Global Economy

Graham Wallas on Dispositions, the Great Society, the Failures of Experimental Psychology, and Some Novel Connections (Part 2)

Wallas understood the Great Society as the form of social organization brought about in large part by what economists then referred to as “The Great Industry”, the technological transformation of life and its social dislocations has resulted in a “general change of social scale” “without precedent in the history of the world ( 1,434 more words

Grote Club

Pioneers of Sociology

There were five pioneers of Sociology.

  1. Auguste Comte
  2. Herbet Spencer
  3. Karl Marx
  4. Emile Durkheim
  5. Max Weber
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Sociology