Modern 'science' [ed. by W. Newton]. No.1. A scientific view of mr. Francis Galton's theories of heredity [in his Hereditary genius].

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10. lappuse - ... HAVE no patience with the hypothesis occasionally expressed, and often implied, especially in tales written to teach .children to be good, that babies are born pretty much alike, and that the sole agencies in creating differences between boy and boy, and man and man, are steady application and moral effort. It is in the most unqualified manner that I object to pretensions of natural equality.
7. lappuse - I PROPOSE to show in this book that a man's natural abilities are derived by inheritance, under exactly the same limitations as are the form and physical features of the whole organic world. Consequently, as it is easy...
26. lappuse - ... where every lad had a chance of showing his abilities, and, if highly, gifted, was enabled to achieve a first-class education and entrance into professional life, by the liberal help of the exhibitions and scholarships which he had gained in his early youth ; where marriage was held in as high honour as in ancient Jewish times ; where the pride of race was encouraged...
19. lappuse - The Americans have an immense amount of the newspaper-articlewriter, or of the member-of-congress stamp of ability; but the number of their really eminent authors is more limited even than with us. I argue that, if the hindrances to the rise of genius, were removed from English society as completely as they have been removed from that of America, we should not become materially richer in highly eminent men.
20. lappuse - To recapitulate : I have endeavored to show in respect to literary and artistic eminence — 1. That men who are gifted with high abilities — even men of class E — easily rise through all the obstacles caused by inferiority of social rank. 2. Countries where there are fewer hindrances than in England, to a poor man rising in life, produce a much larger proportion of persons of culture, but not of what I call eminent men. (England and America are taken as illustration. ) 3. Men who are largely...
29. lappuse - Whenever a man or woman was possessed of a gentle nature that fitted him or her to deeds of charity, to meditation, to literature, or to art, the social condition of the time was such that they had no refuge elsewhere than in the bosom of the church.
16. lappuse - I mean a nature which, when left to itself, will, urged by an inherent stimulus, climb the path that leads to eminence, and has strength to reach the summit — one which. if hindered or thwarted, will fret and strive until the hindrance is overcome, and it is again free to follow its labor-loving instinct* It is almost a contradiction in terms to doubt that such men will generally become eminent...
17. lappuse - I believe, and shall do my best to show, that, if the " eminent " men of any period, had been changelings when babies, a very fair proportion of those who survived and retained their health up to fifty [years of age, would, notwithstanding their altered circumstances, have equally risen to eminence.
10. lappuse - I acknowledge freely the great power of education and social influences in developing the active powers of the mind, just as I acknowledge the effect of use in developing the muscles of a blacksmith's arm, and no further.
32. lappuse - It is impossible that any nation could stand a policy like this, without paying a heavy penalty in the deterioration of its breed, as has notably been the result in the formation of the superstitious, unintelligent Spanish race of the present day.

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