Galton Society

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The Galton Society "was the brainchild of the eugenicist-biologist-anthropologist Charles Benedict Davenport, and the notorious New York racist, Madison Grant...

“Its members included prominent scientists such as the biologists Raymond Pearl and Edwin Conklin, the President of the Carnegie Institution John Campbell Merriam, the Columbia psychologist, E. L. Thorndike, and the anthropologists Clark Wissler and Earnest Hooton. ... Its one major achievement was to initiate a survey by the Rockefeller Foundation on the sate of anthropology in Australia, but this was at best a partial success from the Society’s point of view, since its execution was given to anthropologists with no connection to the Galton Society." [1]


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