Societal evolution by Albert Galloway Keller 1915

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Post by soupy » January 10th, 2019, 11:15 am

Societal evolution; a study of the evolutionary basis of the science of society
by Keller, Albert Galloway, 1874-1956

Publication date 1915
For many years the phraseology of evolution has been current. Scientists use it because evolution has come to be the underlying idea of several modern sciences; and less serious writers find their vocabularies colored by what has now become a popular doctrine. Evolution is the fashion, and to affect evolutionary terminology is one method of lending a pseudo dignity to the trivial. All this is peculiarly marked in writings having to do with sociological subjects.
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