From Eugenics to Scientism: a dangerous fallacy that leads to human catastrophe

“Scientism” is an ideology whose adherents believe that modern science can answer all important questions about the universe and human life, and that science is the only source of knowledge.  A foundational premise of scientism is the “dogmatic endorsement of scientific methodology . . . Continue reading →

The Dark Secret of the MIT Science Club

Dark Secret_MIT Science Club for Children 2016 The article, published by PRICEONOMICS on April 19, 2016, is a reminder of what happened when Americans were swept up by an ideology of elitism. Orphaned children were deemed “feeble minded” and warehoused in state institutions . . . Continue reading →

American Eugenics Research — Racism masquerading as “science”

“Whatever the motives and methods used to realise them – persuasion, education, coercion, sterilisation, segregation, euthanasia and more – eugenics has stemmed from the belief that a population, ‘race’, or even the species, is ‘degenerating’ and in urgent need of improvement and . . . Continue reading →

Introduction & overview of revised chronology

An avalanche of recent scholarship During the first three decades of the 20th century, Germany was the leading nation in all fields of science and technology (“the Mecca of science”). German medicine and medical research was the most advanced in the world; . . . Continue reading →

1933: American donates $1,000,000 to Kaiser-Wilhelm; “400,000 Germans to be sterilized”

Sept. 16, 1933: The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, headed by Professor Ernst Rudin, MD, had “received a bequest of $1,000,000 (from an American donor) . . . as a culmination of many previous . . . Continue reading →

1932–1945: Doctors & Academics Perverted Medicine & Science in Nazi Germany

“The medical crimes of the Third Reich were the result of a dynamic triad involving the state, the medical profession, and an academic enterprise comprising the universities and the research institutes.” (Seidelman, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2000) Germany was the birthplace of . . . Continue reading →

1932–1933: Medical Profession Endorses Nazi Policies & Actively Engages in Medical Atrocities

Extracts from Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Journal of the German Medical Association) Nov. 1932: Dr. Haedenkamp, executive director of the Hartmannbund (one of the two largest German medical associations); he is editor of its journal, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (DÄ) sent a petition to the ministry . . . Continue reading →

1939–1945: Medicalized Mass Murder, Children first

“Eugenic Extermination” “Children’s euthanasia” a murderous program, unique in the history of mankind, that targeted infants, children, and young adults as the means for actualizing a social Darwinist vision of society. By systematically murdering children, scientists sought to eradicate pathological phenotype — “eugenic . . . Continue reading →

1941-1945: Large-Scale Murderous Experiments Conducted on Concentration Camp Prisoners

Jews and other devalued and dehumanized groups were regarded as fitting “material” for medical and biological experiments that were forbidden under Germany’s Guidelines for Human Experimentation (1931) (details above). These included handicapped persons and numerous ethnic and groups who were expelled from . . . Continue reading →

1943–1945: The German Medical Profession’s Role in the Atrocities; Dwarfs who Survived Auschwitz

Physicians were not pawns of the Nazi regime; they legitimized mass murder. In contradiction to the myth perpetuated by both the German and American medical establishments;  the vast majority of physicians and biological scientists lent their support to Racial Hygiene laws. They . . . Continue reading →