This posting lists major changes in science's view of the nature of the universe and humanity's place in it between 1850 and 1914.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 8:51 pm ad1c9bdddf
Since this time frame is so vast, please allow some of my notes to help list some of the major changes:
First, please note how the physical world was initially viewed as mechanical, rational and dependable during the 1850s. You might cite Auguste Comte's beliefs. More importantly, you might cite Darwin's famous principle of survival of the fittest called natural selection. You might also highlight how "evolutionary ethics" and "social Darwinism" were terms and beliefs ...
Changes in science are noted.