Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 1, Spencer discussed his religious beliefs. Where did Spencer get his religious education? How long did his religious training affect his life? How did his lack of belief in God affect his research?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 1, Spencer robbed graves with his father. How did Spencer feel about grave robbing? Did his views change throughout his life? Did he participate in the practice as an adult?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 2, it appeared that Spencer had a bright future. Where was Spencer studying in Chapter 2? How did he get a positive reputation? What changes in medicine were occurring at the time Spencer was in medical school? How did these changes allow him to do well?
Essay Topic 4
Spencer began researching mutations. What was Spencer’s goal for this research at first? How did his motives change? What was the end result of this research?
Essay Topic 5
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