Eugenics manifesto

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Eugenics manifesto was the name given to an article supporting eugenics, published in 1939 in the journal Nature, entitled Social Biology and Population Improvement.[1][2] The signatories are listed below.[3]

In 2004, John Glad wrote that the document denounced Hitler's racism and the economic and political conditions that create antagonism between the races.[4]"The Second World War had already begun, and the authors explicitly decried antagonism between races and theories according to which certain good or bad genes are the monopoly of certain peoples."[1]


The 23 British and American men who signed the manifesto are listed below.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Eugenics Manifesto Site with this "manifesto" and its signatories. The original name of this manifesto is "Social Biology and Population Improvement".
  2. ^ a b Crew, F. A. E.; Darlington, C. D.; Haldane, J. B. S.; Harland, C.; Hogben, L. T.; Huxley, J. S.; Muller, H. J.; Needham, J.; Child, G. P.; Koller, P. C.; David, P. R.; Landauer, W.; Dahlberg, G.; Plough, H. H.; Dobzhansky, TH.; Price, B.; Emerson, R. A.; Schultz, J.; Gordon, C.; Steinberg, A. G.; Hammond, J.; Waddington, C. H.; Huskins, C. L. (16 September 1939). "Social Biology and Population Improvement". Nature. Vol. 144, no. 144. pp. 521–522. doi:10.1038/144521a0. Nature Magazine of September, 1939, with just a small part of the article.
  3. ^ John Nedham Galton Institute Archived 6 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine John Postgate Eugenics returns
  4. ^ John Glad (9 June 2004). "History, Eugenics, And The Jews" (October 6, 2014 ed.). The Jewish Press. In September 1939 the most prominent American and British eugenicists published "Social Biology and Population Improvement" in the journal Nature. In the document which came to be popularly known as The Eugenics Manifesto, the authors firmly denounced Hitler's racism, decrying "economic and political conditions which foster antagonism between different peoples, nations and 'races,'" and calling for "a removal of race prejudices and of the unscientific doctrine that good or bad genes are the monopoly of particular peoples or of persons with features."

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