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Spencer, organisms evolve over time and then nature determines that the strong survive and the weak perish. In this case, the native husky was a result of his ancestors evolving over time to endure the harsh conditions of the Yukon. This man did not know cold. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge (London 294) and was outfitted to survive the freezing temperatures. The way Jack London incorporated these two themes, social Darwinism and racialism, was certainly magnificent. The man portrayed many of the same things that Jack London had believed. As for the husky, it was support for the theory of survival of the fittest , coined by Herbert Spencer. It was no wonder that he was one of the most well known writers of his time. He overcame many of the struggles he was dealt and became successful at what he loved to do. Works Cited Brooks, Van Wyck. Jack London. Sketches of Criticism Vol. 1 (1932): 248-252. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. James E. Person and Dennis Poupard Eds. Vol. 15, Detroit: Frederick G. Ruffner, 1985. 253, 254. London, Jack. To Build a Fire. Rpt. in The American Experience. Englewood Cliff: Eileen Thompson, 1994. 490-500. Sciambra, Joseph. The Philosophy of Jack London. [Online] Available http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London, June 19, 1996. Stasz, Clarice. The Jack London Collection. [Online] Available http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/index.html, September 21, 2000. Wissdorf, Reinhard. A Surviving. [Online] Available http://www.jack-london.org/main_e.htm, October 11, 2000.