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Children should not be placed, at a very early age, in schools where they are educated wholesale. Berghahn Books, Oxfordp. In the German introduction of his book, at the publisher’s request, he added the following praise of the Nazi regime which did not appear in the editions in other languages: In past centuries, the many who were too refined, or too incomplete, to fight with the rest were allowed the free development of their personality. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account.

In France, for example, bacteriology was at first taught exclusively at the Pasteur Institute.

The ‘ equality of their rights is an illusion. That many inferior individuals have been conserved through the efforts of hygiene and medicine.

He quickly realizes that he must fight for what he wants. No eunuch has ever become a great philosopher, a great scientist, or even a great criminal.

Indeed, parental characteristics are transmitted to the offspring by the nucleus. The electromagnetic waves, which express a sunset to the physicist, are no more objective than the brilliant colours perceived by the painter. Physical pain t and hardship are easily supported it they accompany the success of. Individuals of this type should be given, instead of the inimical conditions of modern society, an environment more appropriate to the growth and utiliza- tion of their specific qualities. We should not forget that the universe modifies its aspects according to the conditions of our body ; that it is nothing but the re- sponse of our nervous system, our sensory organs, and our techniques to an unknown and probably unknowable reality.


It contributes in a power- ful manner to the adjustment of the individual to unfavour- able circumstances. His parents were descendants of well-to-do textile and linen merchants.

He died in Paris in November High potentialities are rarely encountered in the mqn of honest, intelligent, hard-working men who have had ill luck in their careers, who have failed in business or have muddled along all their lives in inferior positions. Later, chairs and laboratories of bacteriology were established in all state universities. We have amputated his moral, sesthetic, and religious functions.

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But hhe is not a stranger in the realm of inanimate matter. The women belonging to the oldest stock, whose children would, in all probability, be of good quality, and who are in a position to bring them up intelli- gently, are almost sterile.

Or among peasants living on the same spot for centuries.

The descendants of the founders of American civilization may still possess the ancestral qualities. Like the invalid, the crim inal.

It brings to them jnknown knowledge which is more certain than that gained through the sense organs. The science of the human being does not need costly and numerous organizations in order to start its constructive work. The beauty of the universe will necessarily grow with the strength of our organic and psychological activities.


The State did not help in their beginnings. In many American universities, re- search laboratories, destined to further the xlexis of physiology, immunology, chemistry, etc. It believes in the reality of the Uni- versals and treats men as abstractions.

The free practice of eugenics could lead not only to the development of stronger individuals, but also of strains endowed with more endurance, intelligence, and courage.

Women should develop their aptitudes in accordance with their own nature, without trying to imitate the males.

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They also perceive ev ents more or less remote in jspace and time. Their part in the progress of civilization is higher than that of men. Or destroy sickly or defective children as we do the weaklings in a litter of puppies. But if he stands alone, he cannot indefinitely resist his material, mental, and economic environment. But this degeneration is often superficial. Modern society must promote, by all possible means, the formation of better human stock.

Those movements have always been started by the realization of a need, and the establishment of an institution responding to that need. It is essential that the individual, from infancy, be liberated from the dogmas of industrial civilization and the principles which are the very basis of modern society. Joy and sorrow are as im- portant as planets and suns. He gives up his individuality.