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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, naturalists began the colossal task of classification of animals and plants. In the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin's theory of the evolution of species led to a belief in the idea of a progression over time from primitive forms to more sophisticated forms. Some writers went on to develop a notion of 'social Darwinism' which was very influential - the idea that various human groupings represented a similar progression, culminating in the superior modern European.
Keywords: barbarism, Britain, Darwin, Charles, social theory

Author: Nettheim, Garth