Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry Into Its Laws and Consequences

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2001 - Psychology - 446 pages

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FYI, this articles is outdated and filled with many biased and racist information that lacks hard evidence. It is all anecdotal and assumed. The goal was to show that no matter what, other races will always be inferior to whites. It was in Galton's best interest to show that whites are superior. Galton excludes entire populations and ignores that people were denied of resources.Just because a scientist wrote something does not mean everything is always right. Even someone intelligent can be swayed by racism. If you want to look at something more recent like Hereditary Genius, The Bell Curve by Herrnstein and Murray is 1994. Question everything. 


Prefatory Chapter to the Edition of 1892
Treatment of the problem
Records of Families
Heredity and Evolution

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Steven M. Gillon earned his PhD at Brown University, and taught for several years at Yale University and then at Oxford. He is currently a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and the resident historian for The History Channel. He is the author of numerous books and articles on modern American history and politics, including Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America. He lives in New York and Oklahoma.

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