10 Social Darwinism and eugenics
11 Works of Charles Darwin
11.1 ... honour of his legacy.
Social Darwinism and eugenics
A version of natural selection was also ... a social "survival of the fittest") and Galton's eugenics
(to apply artificial selection procedures to ...
(from the Greek ... which fell into the categories of "positive" eugenics
(encouraging the "most fit" to reproduce more often) and "negative" eugenics
(discouraging or preventing the "less fit" from ...
... English explorer , statistician , anthropologist , creator of modern eugenics
(he coined the term), investigator of the human mind, founder of ... historiometry and also formed the beginning of his thoughts on eugenics
and heredity . In statistics , Galton was the first to describe and ...
... Darwinism , which holds that "the survival of the fittest" explains and justifies differences in wealth and success among societies and people and eugenics
, which claimed that human civilization was subverting natural selection by allowing the "less fit" to survive and "out-breed" the "more fit." After ...
... to justify the status quo, entrench ruling elites , and legitimize authoritarian political programmes. They referred to social Darwinism and eugenics
of the early 20th century, and to other more recent ideas, such as the IQ controversy of the early 1970s as cautionary tales in the use of ...