(Galton selbst konnte schon im Kleinkindalter lesen; erwarb jedoch keinen akademischen Grad ueber den des "Bachelor" hinaus. Galtons Ehefrau Louise Butler war die Tochter des damaligen Direktors des Elite-Internats Harrow School; das Ehepaar blieb kinderlos. Die eigenen Lebensumstaende haben mit einiger Wahrscheinlichkeit dazu beigetragen, dass Galton sich geradezu besessen um Nachweise der "Hoeherwertigkeit" bestimmter Familien und der Sorge um zu geringen Nachwuchs der "Hoeherwertigen" widmete.
Harrow School: siehe z.B. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z09vwus7puQ )
"... Gleichschaltung der Jenaer Universität,... Führer-Prinzip..... Die Nationalsozialisten .... nutzten... , was Houston St. Chamberlain, Francis Galton, Graf Arthur de Gobineau u.a. ihnen vorgezeichnet hatten";www.thueringen.de/imperia/md/content/lzt/119.pdf
Peter Weingart. Züchtungsutopien – wildes Denken über die Verbesserung des Menschen. (Bielefeld, 2003)
July 4, 1910 - My dear Karl Pearson, Thanks for both of your sendings, (1) the cutting from the Medical Times, which I return, (2) for the letter--how on earth it ever reached you is a mystery--from Eva Brigg's servant (and more than servant), who is now married and settled in New Zealand. Yesterday I got together to tea, Miss Elderton, Crackanthorpe and Ploetz... Ever affectionately yours, Francis Galton.Daniel Gasman, Scientific Origins of Nazism and Race Hygiene (1971):
"In 1904, Dr. Ploetz became one of the principal founders of the racially inspired eugenic journal, Archiv fur Rassen und Gesellschaftsbiologie. Among the editors were not only such future Nazi scientists as Eugen Fischer and Fritz Lenz, but also Ludwig Plate, a close colleague of Haeckel, a member of the Monist League, and the successor to Haeckel's chair in zoology at the University of Jena. The first issue of the Archiv was dedicated to Haeckel and to August Weismann. In the articles of the journal, Haeckel's name was constantly referred to; it is clear that the contributors regarded him as Germany's major prophet of political biology, and one cannot avoid noticing the great weight which at all times was attached to his scientific authority, and to his ideas on politics and eugenics. The Archiv, which continued to be published right up through the Nazi period (until 1944), became one of the chief organs in Germany for the dissemination of eugenic ideas and provided a respectable scientific framework for Nazi writers..."Apparently, by whatever unfathomable circumstances of history, Alfred Ploetz was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1936. "
Aus "International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences", 2nd Editionhttp://www.economics.soton.ac.uk/staff/aldrich/New%20Folder/magnello.pdf
“I take Eugenics very seriously, feeling that its principles ought to become one of the dominant motives in a civilised nation, much as if they were one of its religious tenets.” — Galton, Memoirs
“[Eugenics] has indeed strong claims to become an orthodox religious tenet of the f uture, for Eugenics co-operates with the workings of nature by securing that humanity shall be represented by the fittest races… The first and main point is to secure the general intellectual acceptance of Eugenics… then let its principles work into the heart of the nation, which will gradually give practical effect to them in ways that we may not wholly forsee.” — Galton, Eugenics, its Definition, Scope, and Aims.
“It strikes me that the Jews are specialised for a parasitical existence upon other nations” — Galton to de Candolle, 1884 (Pearson’s Life and Letters of Galton, vol.2, pg 209). "