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worth from having children 13 14 Galton’
Invented many techniques
of statistical analysis Pioneered “nature/
nurture” studies (e.g., twin
Helped launch the mental
testing (IQ) movement Co-invented forensic Inspired the international
15 The eugenics movement in Britain
Galton & his protégé Karl Pearson emphasized “positive
incentives for eugenic marriages – Liberal economists William Beveridge, John Maynard
– Fabian sots George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells,
– Politicians Winston Churchill, Arthur Balfour
Some “voluntary sterilizations” were performed on
mentally ill patients, but no eugenic measures were
ever passed into law
16 The eugenics movement in the U.S.
1894, The Immigration Restriction League adopted
eugenic policies aimed at preserving the superior
qualities of “American stock”
1896, Connecticut passed a eugenic marriage law – prohibited anyone who was "epileptic, imbecile or feebleminded from marrying 1906, The Ameri...
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