By Manuel Castells
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We would hope that these lessons can be taken seriously in understanding how evolutionary theory should and should not be applied. From Viciousness to Viciousness 29 Second, the adaptive theory of natural selection has also been widely misinterpreted by many social scientists, who have an unfortunate tendency of pitting evolutionary explanations for behavior against cultural ones. Rather than promote this either/or framing, Darwin's theory of natural selection implies that the nature versus nurture distinction is a complete illusion.
In his opinion, the SPD became more anxious to preserve its bureaucratic structure, win seats in the German Reichstag, and serve its own organizational needs than to win power for the German working class. Based on detailed observations of the SPD and other German parties, Michels came to the general conclusion that, out of a desire to be effective, social organizations institute a division of labor and select people to become specialists and experts in certain key areas of the organization's life.
Therefore, from the Paretian point of view, democracy and "equality of opportunity for all" are merely illusions and are not possible of being realized, not even in principle. Though Pareto, Marx, and Engels share similar views of ideology, they also have some fundamental differences. , social heterogeneity, interests, residues, and derivations) as dynamically interrelated to and mutually dependent on one another. While Pareto agrees with Marx that the class struggle is a fundamental fact of human history, he does not agree that it is the fundamental fact of human history.