Well known members
Neville Chamberlain, John Maynard Keynes,Margaret Sanger, Arthur Balfour, MarieStopes, Havelock Ellis, Julian Huxley
Post-Nazi Activities of Members
Cyril Burt (IQ Fraud); RA Fisher (suppliedTobacco Institute statistics); JM Tanner(carelessly infected children with human madcow disease); Cyril Burt, HJ Eysenck, ArthurJensen, Richard Lynn, Chris Brand (Falselylinked the African race to a genetic IQ deficit)
Biodemography, the Galton Institute, and Galton Institute members
Biodemography is a new version of eugenics. Its followers are now in control of theAmerican eugenics society which was renamed the Society of Biodemography and SocialBiology in 2010 according to IRS filings. The Galton Institute is moving in the samedirection in a more stately manner. There are three Council members of the GaltonInstitute who are connected with biodemography
RIM Dunbar, Tom Dickins andRebecca Sear. In 2006 the Institute began sponsoring conferences which have abiodemographic trend. Two of these conferences were co-sponsored by the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research, the intellectual center of biodemography. The GaltonInstitute is also strongly promoting the European Human Behavior and EvolutionAssociation which has a biodemographic trend.The ways in which evolution, genetics and behavior interact is a biodemographic theme,particularly in terms of family formation and the causes and consequences of low, lowfertility. This presents a problem for the Galton Institute. Since one of the primarycauses of low, low fertility is contraception, the Institute would find itself criticizing its
past as the nursery of the FPA and the IPPF if it openly said that a low, low birthrate was a sign of an unfit society. Moreover, the Institute is actively promotingcontraception through its ownership of the Birth Control Trust which sponsors projectsaimed at increasing contraceptive usage in African and Asian countries. Members of theGalton Institute Council are the Board members of the Birth Control Trust so that theSociety is actively working to promote birth control. However Darwin did say that abirthrate below replacement level was the sign of an unfit society. The biodemographerstend to follow Darwin on this point. The Institute has solved the problem this presents byproceeding in two different directions: supporting the biodemographers in their effort torebuild the European family while supporting contraception and the destruction of thetraditional family in Africa and Asia. This kind of doubleness is always a possibility tobe considered in the analysis of English affairs, as for example, freedom at home andimperialism abroad was characteristic of the late nineteenth century.