Storer, Tracy I. 1943. General Zoology (NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.), 1st edition, 798pp. Storer was a professor of zoology at the University of California at Davis, and a zoologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station. This is one of the McGraw-Hill Publications in the Zoological Sciences, for which A. Franklin Shull was Consulting Editor. On 165, from the “Eugenics” section:
“If it were possible to control the matings between
human beings, the race could be improved by
eliminating certain serious defects and in many
other ways, but this is not practical.”
"Himmler, a former chicken farmer…, was ruled by very
strong beliefs regarding the application of breeding
theories to humans-- by way of positive selection for the
"Aryans" and negative selection for their natural enemies,
the Slavs, Gypsies, and Jews."
Hitler’s human breeding plan using [1871 Darwin]“careful selection” + mutations
Darwin on [1871 Darwin]“careful selection” in connection with the breeding of humans;
1924/5 Hitler & 1871 Darwin on heterogeneous & homogeneous peoples
Darwin: "the finest young men are… exposed to early death during war… feebler men… are left at home"
Darwin: "The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient…"
Darwin: "genius… tends to be inherited… insanity and deteriorated mental powers… run in families"
[Darwin]"imbecile, maimed, and other useless members of society"
an exercise: parallels between 1871 Darwin & 1924/5 Hitler?
4 more Hitler-Darwin parallels
Darwin on selection of Spartan children
Hitler’s debt to American eugenicists
Hitler’s actions make sense given his atheism and eugenic, social Darwinist vision