Social environment by George Reginald DaviesSocial environment by George Reginald Davies

Social environment

byGeorge Reginald Davies

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND EUGENICS "1T7"E have now considered two opposing TM world views of society as represented in biological and sociological theories respectively. Of the two it is apparent that the sociological is the more comprehensive, including as it does a consideration of the biological elements. The biological theory, on the other hand, is the result of hasty conclusions drawn from narrow, though admittedly valuable, genetic studies. As a working theory it is ably advocated by the eugenists of the old school; fortunately many recent eugenic writers seem inclined to give sociological data due consideration. 1. Biological Extremes in Eugenics The purpose of this chapter is to take up some of the statistical evidence for the opposing viewpoints, but it would perhaps be well first to review briefly the position of the biological eugenists--if we may be allowed to use the apparently redundant phrase. Their position is based upon a profound faith in extreme competition, with a resulting natural selection of nature's fittest. In that struggle, it is thought, real ability must win, since the surest test of ability is success against natural obstacles. The rigid eugenist has, then, no place in his philosophy for "mute inglorious Miltons," and he inclines strongly to the opinion, so pleasing to the aristocrat, that the upper classes of society are formed by the sifting out and elevation of the biologically valuable stocks.1 These stocks are thought to breed true, with some Mendelian variation, to their specific abilities, as do the inferior stocks to their disabilities. The practical outcome is a consistent attack in the name of science upon anything in the nature of social legislation, charity, or in fact any measures designed to protect the apparently w...
Title:Social environmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873669

ISBN - 13:9780217873666