Davenport and the early relationship between science and eugenics, James Watson
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about davenport and the early relationship between science and eugenics.
Well he certainly was a good scientist in that he was the first to establish a Department of Genetics in the United States, he immediately sensed that the rediscovery of Mendel's laws was a big event, possibly he could understand or put into practice Francis Galton's wish of eugenics, the selective improvement of humans through better breeding. The thing was to identify unfit families.
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James Watson talks about the origin of eugenics.
James Watson talks about Galton and the beginnings of Eugenics.
James Watson talks about Charles Davenport's motivation for eugenics.
James Watson talks about Davenport's Eugenics pamphlet for the YMCA Health League.
James Watson talks about methods used by Davenport and the Eugenics Record Office.
Francis Galton and Charles Davenport, founders of the eugenics movement.
James Watson talks about the relationship between science and the eugenics movement.
Davenport published the classical description of the inheritance of eye color in 1907 and also did creditable studies of the genetics of albinism and neurofibromatosis.
James Watson talks about eugenics loses favor in the U.S., but gains support in Nazi Germany .
James Watson talks about eugenics and mental institutions in the early 1900's.