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Eugenics and the Afterlife: Lombroso, Doyle, and the Spiritualist Purification of the Race

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Ferguson C (2007) Eugenics and the Afterlife: Lombroso, Doyle, and the Spiritualist Purification of the Race. Journal of Victorian Culture, 12 (1), pp. 64-85. https://doi.org/10.3366/jvc.2006.12.1.64

Abstract
First paragraph: Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope, and Aims' (1904), inventor, explorer, and statistician Francis Galton anticipates the triumph of eugenic philosophy through its eventual supernaturalization. If the public could only be taught to view eugenic principles, not as the restrictive dictates of a cruel and materialistic science, but as the natural fealty due to a benevolent God, their objections to selective human breeding would disappear.

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Journal of Victorian Culture: Volume 12, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2007
Publication date online13/01/2010
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1355-5502

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Professor Christine Ferguson
Professor Christine Ferguson

Professor in English, English Studies