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Marian Van Court

Marian Van Court is an independent scholar who has published many scholarly papers on eugenics. She has conducted original research on IQ and fertility, and was first to discover the presence of dysgenic fertility in the US for most of the 20th century.
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A Note on The Orville

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The Orville is a new science fiction/satire series created by Seth MacFarlane (Fox, 9 p.m., Thursdays). It takes place 300 years in the future, and MacFarlane is captain of a space ship, the Orville.

If Seth MacFarlane hasn’t read The Culture of Critique, he must have guessed what it has to say. Read more …

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Против здорового воспроизводства:
Осмысление еврейского противодействия евгенике

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История евгеники является трагедией. Основа движения зародилась в античности – вера в то, что мир стал бы гораздо лучше, если бы здоровые и умные люди имели наибольшее количество детей. Read more …

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Reflections on My Life as a Eugenicist, Part 4

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Richard Lynn   

I have no recollection of when I first got in touch with Richard Lynn except to say that it was a very long time ago. I remember mailing him various papers and clippings that I thought might be helpful to him at least as early as 1980. I’ve always felt it was my “civic duty” to help Richard in any way I can, because he was, and is, the world’s foremost eugenicist.  Read more …

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Reflections on My Life as a Eugenicist, Part 3

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Robert Klark Graham

Robert Klark Graham invented the plastic used for shatter-proof eyeglasses, and he made a fortune. After he sold his company, he began thinking about how he could use his money to help the world. He talked at length with Hermann J. Mueller, a Nobel Prize-winner in genetics, and they came up with the idea of a sperm bank that would store and distribute the sperm of exceptional men. They named it The Repository for Germinal ChoiceRead more …

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Reflections on My Life as a Eugenicist, Part 2

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In 1975, I was excited to begin the doctoral program in Psychobiology at UCSB. It was a far cry from the excellence of Berkeley, but then so were the vast majority of other places. I had always been interested in sex differences, so I began studying the effects of pre-natal hormones on masculine and feminine behavior.  Read more …

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Reflections on My Life as a Eugenicist, Part 1

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One Saturday afternoon when I was 12 years old, I was at home in Memphis sitting in our den, staring into space, when my father walked into the room.

“Marian, are you aware of the fact that intelligence is largely hereditary?” he asked.  Read more …

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Covivienda:
Una antigua idea cuyo tiempo ha llegado

Modern cohousing began in Denmark in the 1960s.

Las coviviendas modernas comenzaron en Dinamarca en la década de 1960.

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En 1516, Sir Thomas More publicó su ahora famosa obra, Utopia. Una de sus recomendaciones fue que las viviendas fueran construidas para grupos de unas 30 familias para crear pequeñas aldeas que compartieran instalaciones comunes, comidas, y cuidado de los niños.  Read more …

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Cohousing:
An Ancient Idea Whose Time has Come

Modern cohousing began in Denmark in the 1960s.

Modern cohousing began in Denmark in the 1960s.

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In 1516, Sir Thomas More published his now-famous work, Utopia. One of his recommendations was that housing be constructed for groups of about 30 families in order to create small villages which share common facilities, dinners, and child care.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 123
Interview with Arthur Jensen, Part 5

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The conclusion of Marian Van Court’s 1986 interview with Arthur Jensen. Topics include:  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 119
Interview with Arthur Jensen, Part 4

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Marian Van Court’s 1986 interview with Arthur Jensen continues. Topics include:  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 116
Interview with Arthur Jensen, Part 3

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 113
Interview with Arthur Jensen, Part 2

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Marian Van Court’s 1986 interview with Arthur Jensen continues.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 110
Interview with Arthur Jensen, Part 1

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In 1986, Marian Van Court recorded three 90-minute tapes of an interview with Arthur Jensen (1923–2012), professor of educational psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. Read more …

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Heretical Thoughts on Abortion & Eugenics

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Hugo Simbert, The Wounded Angel, 1903

Once I saw an interview with a woman whose child had cystic fibrosis. The child was forced to endure long medical treatments every day just to stay alive. Tests showed early in the pregnancy that her baby would be afflicted with cystic fibrosis, but the woman decided not to abort because, she said, “I figured that I’d rather have a life with health problems than no life at all.”  Read more …

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Finding Your Soul Mate with the Utmost Efficiency

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keysOne useful thing to come out of social psychology is the discovery that spouses who are very similar get along much better, and are far less likely to divorce, and it’s fairly easy to measure these traits (like introversion-extroversion) and make predictions.  Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
Fear of a Brighter Future

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sunface1. Lately, the issue of over-population has pretty much gotten drowned out by other problems in the world. But wouldn’t well-educated people be more likely to know about it, and take it seriously, than poorly-educated people? Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
Science vs. Public Opinion

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Frederick Childe-Hassam, The Sonata

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It seems like there’s a total “disconnect” on this issue [eugenics] between science on the one hand, and popular opinion, on the other.

You’re absolutely right. There are two arenas in which the Nature-Nurture debate is taking place – the scientific one, and the public one – and the outcomes are exactly opposite. Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
Interview with Robert Klark Graham

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Robert K. Graham (1906–1997) was co-founder and director of The Repository for Germinal Choice, a California-based sperm bank which stored and distributed the sperm of Nobel Prize winners and other men of exceptional ability. He invented and manufactured the plastic used for shatter-proof eye glasses and was author of The Future of Man. Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
Interview With Raymond B. Cattell

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Editor’s Note:

The following interview with Raymond Cattell (1905–1998) was originally published in The Eugenics Bulletin, Spring–Summer 1984.

Raymond B. Cattell obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. at London University, where he worked with Charles Spearman developing the theory of intelligence measurement. Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
Implementing a Eugenics Program

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Charles West Cope, A Life Well Spent

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Even though I believe in eugenics, I really have no idea how it should be implemented. It seems so complicated, and it could be abused. What would a model eugenics program even look like?

When we envision launching a new eugenics program in the West, we need to consider what is effective, what is morally right, and what will be accepted by the public. We can make great strides towards helping future generations with no Draconian measures whatsoever, just a combination of incentives and disincentives. Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
The Repository for Germinal Choice

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Whatever happened to the Repository for Germinal Choice? I read that it closed in 1999, but were the children born from this program ever studied? 

All prospective parents signed statements promising that they would take part in surveys in the future, Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
What is Intelligence & Can It be Measured?

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1. What is intelligence?

One simple, straightforward definition of intelligence is is “problem-solving ability.” Another definition is “that which IQ tests measure.” Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist 
The Sterilization Question

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EugenicsBuildingIn the British Medical Journal (# 7108, September 6, 1997, p. 563) there’s an article entitled “Thousands of women sterilized in Sweden without consent.” The Swedish government is investigating why thousands of women were forcibly sterilized on eugenic grounds from the 1930s to the 1970s. Read more …

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Ask a Eugenicist

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Because of the very positive responses to Marian Van Court’s recent essays on eugenics, we are running a multi-part series called “Ask a Eugenicist.” If you have other questions for Marian, please post them as comments below or email me at [email protected].   Read more …

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The Case for Eugenics in a Nutshell

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The Encyclopedia Britannica defines eugenics as “the organic betterment of the race through wise application of the laws of heredity.” Yet most people draw a blank when they hear the word, or else it conjures up images of swastikas and jack‑booted Nazis. Contrary to this warped image, eugenics has had a long history, extending back to ancient Rome and beyond.

Eugenics is concerned with the current direction of human evolution. Read more …

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Evolution, Eugenics, & God’s Will

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Michelangelo,_Creation_of_Adam_04This famous scene from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has recently been interpreted in a startling new way. After it was cleaned and restored, the original details were revealed. The vehicle in which God is traveling, along with God himself, all the angels, the sashes, etc., conform remarkably well to the structures of a human brain (turned sideways, facing Adam).  Read more …

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Against Good Breeding:
Understanding Jewish Opposition to Eugenics

John Singleton Copley, "The Copley Family," 1776

John Singleton Copley, The Copley Family, 1776

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The story of eugenics has been a tragedy. The basic idea goes back to antiquity – the belief that the world would become a much better place if healthy and intelligent people had the most children. But in the 20th century, in a bizarre and mysterious twist of fate, something went terribly wrong, and what began as an altruistic movement to help future generations ended in the barbaric murder of millions. Read more …

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