Sir Francis Galton, the “Father of Eugenics” Galton was much more than the father of eugenics, Galton was also an anthropologist, geographer, inventor, meteorologist and much more. Galton got the idea for eugenics from his cousin Charles Darwin, Darwin is commonly known for his study of the survival of the fittest. Darwin wrote The Voyage of the Beagle on the Origin of Species evolution by natural selection, Galton took Darwin’s concept and applied it to the human race, but instead of natural selection Galton wanted people sterilized so he could get rid of the bad traits in a timely manor rather then letting the trait die off over time, concidering it could have taken many years of studying and analizing data. Though Sir Francis Galton is a very important part of eugenics he is not the only person responible for this crisis not only in the United States but around the world.
If plants and animals can control what characteristics are good and bad characteristics why can’t we apply it to humans?
What? What is Eugenics? Eugenics is the science of improving the human race by controlled breeding so desirable characteristics start to increase within the gene pool. At its height of popularity in the twentieth century, it was practiced mostly in the United States and later in Germany. Over 65,00(?) sterilizing took place just in the