Herbert Spencer

English Sociologist

What I Think and Believe

I am one of the early proponents of Social Darwinism, meaning that I believe that evolutionary social change led to progress, and that social reform interferes with selection.

One of the big things I'm known for is comparing society to the human body - I believe that society is composed of parts working together to promote survival.

Recent Posts

  • society is like the human body: without structure, we would not survive!
  • ever heard of survival of the fittest?

What I've Written

What Others Have Posted To Your Profile:

@AugusteComte: I am the founder of sociology, what I say, goes!

@HarrietMartineau: Females matter too!

@KarlMarx: Class structure is what matters... high rules over low

@EmileDurkheim: Hey Spencer! Ever heard of mechanical and organic solidarity?

@MaxWeber: It might be a weird word, but verstehen!

@JaneAddams: @HarrietMartineau I agree!

@W.E.B.DuBois: racial discrimination needs to stop!

Previous Statuses

  • It's not that hard, social stability simply means a group maintains equilibrium.
  • Hey @KarlMarx read my book

Comments to Others

@EmileDurkheim oh is that where there's a consensus of beliefs? Whatever

@MaxWeber what even is verstehen?