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Darwins Family: Sir Francis Galton Eugenics Founder

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Let us examine the links between the theory of evolution and the eugenics movement, they are familial because Galton and Darwin were cousins. The video introduces the Father of Eugenics Sir Francis Galton and his racist theories.

 The other day we looked at Darwins grandfather but now let us look at his cousin,   what a family.

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Written by dawkinswatch

January 30, 2008 at 2:48 pm

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  1. seriously, anyone who believes doesnt deserve to exist

    arnold edward

    January 30, 2008 at 3:08 pm

  2. just because you dont believe it and you cant disprove anything you just insult them

    arnold edward

    January 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm

  3. Galton’s theories regarding eugenics have long been debunked by science. Do you have any reason to believe that the biological theory of evolution is wrong or do you just prefer to smear Darwin’s character?

    Joe

    January 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm

  4. I am confused sir, what doyou not believe? The Eugenics movement, Sir Francis’s theories, the Existence of Mengele?

    dawkinswatch

    January 30, 2008 at 6:29 pm

  5. Your implication that Galton and Darwin resulted in such things as the holocaust

    arnold edward

    January 30, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  6. These are the things I disagree with:

    Galton’s theories.

    The idea that eugenics is linked to evolution.

    The idea that the beliefs or activities of Darwin’s cousin have any influence on the truth value of his theories.

    The idea that attempting to smear Darwin’s reputation by association has anything to do with the accuracy of the theory of evolution.

    Joe

    January 30, 2008 at 6:56 pm

  7. Do you really believe that Darwins family and his bad sides have ANY relevance on the theory of evolution?

    Athrond

    January 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm

  8. I hestly do think that dawin was a bad influence

    dawkinswatch

    January 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm

  9. Repeating what I said on CF:

    Care to talk about the creationists who advocated eugenics?

    For example, we have William John Tinkle. Not only was he a creationist, but also was an officer in the creationist American Scientific Affiliation and the Creation Research Society. He was also a proponent of eugenics.

    As he said in his textbook Fundamentals of Zoology, “It is an excellent plan to keep defective people in institutions for here they are not permitted to marry and bear children.” You can learn more from this article at The Panda’s Thumb ( http://www.pandasthumb.org/archives/2007/05/dr-west-meet-dr.html ), and Ronald Numbers’ book The Creationists also is a good reference.

    Does this mean that creationism is wrong because at least one of the movement’s luminaries also advocated eugenics?

    TheManeki

    January 30, 2008 at 11:29 pm

  10. What you think it is unimportant. The fact that you can’t see that simple truth is your great failing. It matters little what you think. What you can show evidence for, well, that is another matter.

    Mike

    January 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm

  11. The Maneki,

    I know nothing of John Tinkle, maybe he is a British Israeli and believes the Anglo Saxons are a superior race.

    But No One can say that Darwin was not involved in Social Darwinism.

    dawkinswatch

    January 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm

  12. Except that he wasn’t.

    Joe

    January 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm

  13. He wasnt even around when it truly started

    arnold edward

    January 31, 2008 at 4:51 pm

  14. …Darwin (although a product of his time in many ways) was quite progressive in his historical context. This was an age when many Christian and political leaders held that the races of people of color were different species, mentally inferior, not truly human, harmful to intermarry with, condemned because of sinfulness by the curse of Ham, fixed forever separate and inferior by God to be dominated by whites, and were the product of human-animal interbreeding. The more reactionary defended as Biblical the slavery of Africans, and the genocide and ethnic cleansing of American Indians. The subjugation of women was a given. The more progressive, for example Abraham Lincoln at a earlier stage, still insisted on innate African inferiority, denounced political and social equality, and defended laws forbidding intermarriage.(1) By contrast, Charles Darwin (although he used the commonly-used terms “barbarian” and “savage” to describe indigenous peoples, including our ancestors) vehemently condemned slavery and upheld human equality, (2) held that people of all races are part of the one human species, all of one ancestral stock, essentially equal in every way, that racial differences are biologically overlapping and insignificant, that differences in ability are greater within races than between them, and that intermarriage has no ill effects. Hardly the ideas of a 19th century racist, or any other kind!

    — Adventist Today
    http://www.atoday.com/news/atnewsbreak/2007/08/25/review-review

    TheManeki

    January 31, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  15. Founder of YEC Supported Eugenics

    What we now consider young-Earth creationism was first propounded by Ellen White about 150 years ago, a woman acknowledged as a “prophetess” by her brethren in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Her claims that God revealed directly to her that the Earth was created in six literal days and that Noah’s flood literally covered the entire earth contravened the accepted Christian interpretations of Genesis at the time (mainly old-Earth creationism with theistic evolution making inroads). However, somehow they stuck around and became YEC.

    But Ellen White also advocated eugenics, saying that God revealed to her that it was possible for humans to become animals by breeding with inferior people, “the base crime of amalgamation of man and beast which defaced the image of God, and caused confusion everywhere.” (Source: The Creationists, Ronald Numbers)

    TheManeki

    January 31, 2008 at 6:18 pm

  16. […] and how Charles Darwin gave these movements were given intellectual energy by Darwin and his cousin Sir Francis Galton, the father of Eugenics. Look the theories of Charles Darwin are totally dangerous, Hitler and the other utopian pipe […]

  17. […] might be Evolution but we need to dig deeper look at the derivatives of his theory like Evolution, the Eugenics movement and the monsters like Planned Parenthood, National Socialism and […]

  18. Hey for more on how racist Darwin was and his connection to eugenics and how eugenics is being used today to target African Americans- Check out a new film called: maafa21. It is stunning and well documented and I highly recommend it ! http://www.maafa21com to view a trailer !

    saynsumthn

    October 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm


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