Herbert Spencer

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Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and ...
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11 November 2014
The more specific idea of evolution now reached is—a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
11 November 2014
A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
11 November 2014
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
11 November 2014
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
11 November 2014
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature—a type nowhere at present existing.

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