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Davenport and the early relationship between science and eugenics, James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about davenport and the early relationship between science and eugenics.
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Well he certainly was a good scientist in that he was the first to establish a Department of Genetics in the United States, he immediately sensed that the rediscovery of Mendel's laws was a big event, possibly he could understand or put into practice Francis Galton's wish of eugenics, the selective improvement of humans through better breeding. The thing was to identify unfit families.
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mendelian inheritance,francis galton,charles davenport,gregor mendel,james watson,eugenics,interviewee,rediscovery,genetics,scientist,relationship,science,united states
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