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This is the ninth in a series on Franklin’s moral improvement plan, the rest of the posts are be available here.

JUSTICE: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 622 more words

Pale Lager

History Western Civilization 2: Lesson 100 Essay - (1) "Discuss two weak points of Karl Marx, and explain what's wrong with them." (2) "What were Herbert Spencer's views, as you encountered them in the reading for this week? Does he deserve to be called a 'Social Darwinist?'"

    One weak point of Karl Marx was that he thought the factors of production dictated the kind of society around you.  For example, people using hand mills would produce a feudalistic society and people using steam mills leads to a capitalist society.   257 more words

Ron Paul Curriculum

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior, Robert Richards

The three chapters of Robert Richards’s work we were to focus on for class dealt with how a few prominent Victorian thinkers — with a decided emphasis on Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer — integrated the theory of evolution with human morality and ethics. 481 more words

Summaries & Reviews

Notes on Darwin's Origin of Species

The nineteenth century was rife with cataclysmic changes in economics, technology, and science. An increasingly diversified market of goods and services, new inventions, and population shifts were just some aspects of the rapid innovation and progress made during the 1800’s. 985 more words

Environmental History

Must See: Betting On Zero

“From ‘Darfur Now’ writer/director Ted Braun comes a riveting docu-thriller following controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. 245 more words

Thinking Aloud

The wonderful world of Herbert Spencer

“The presumption that any current opinion is not wholly false gains in strength according to the number of its adherents. Admitting, as we must, that life is impossible unless through a certain agreement between internal convictions and external circumstances; admitting therefore that the probabilities are always in favour of the truth, or at least the partial truth, of a conviction; we must admit that the convictions entertained by many minds in common are the most likely to have some foundation. 420 more words