The Study of Eugenics and its Connection to British Polymath Sir Frances Galton and the Original Intent of French Psychologist Alfred Binet’s Intelligence Quotient Examination

Eugenics, the abhorrent idea that the most desirable people with the best traits breed more and the least desirable people with the worst traits bread less, was created and propagated by Charles Darwin’s cousin Sir Francis Galton. Intelligent quotient tests were invented by the French psychologist Alfred Binet as a way of measuring and identifying skill sets which children had or had not yet developed during their adolescence. The idea was to calculate the mental age divided by the chronological...

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