Sorry kid. That guy you’re with accidentally helped eugenicists rank races like Pokemon.
6 Geniuses Who Saw Their Inventions Turn Evil

#6. Alfred Binet’s IQ Test Got Hijacked by Eugenics-Obsessed Racists
First, Binet himself knew his test wasn’t all that scientific. It came with tons of disclaimers stressing that the test does not measure static intelligence and should not be used to label people in any way. And, for the single purpose of figuring out a kid’s level of development, it worked pretty well. But then American eugenicists got hold of his work. The eugenicists loved the idea of intelligence tests because they wanted to use them to identify and weed out “the idiots” from the gene pool, which, by sheer coincidence, all happened to include anyone who wasn’t a white American. Never mind that the score can absolutely be improved with education — why burden the system with teaching children when we can just breed superior intelligence into them!

Read More

Sorry kid. That guy you’re with accidentally helped eugenicists rank races like Pokemon.

6 Geniuses Who Saw Their Inventions Turn Evil

#6. Alfred Binet’s IQ Test Got Hijacked by Eugenics-Obsessed Racists

First, Binet himself knew his test wasn’t all that scientific. It came with tons of disclaimers stressing that the test does not measure static intelligence and should not be used to label people in any way. And, for the single purpose of figuring out a kid’s level of development, it worked pretty well. But then American eugenicists got hold of his work. The eugenicists loved the idea of intelligence tests because they wanted to use them to identify and weed out “the idiots” from the gene pool, which, by sheer coincidence, all happened to include anyone who wasn’t a white American. Never mind that the score can absolutely be improved with education — why burden the system with teaching children when we can just breed superior intelligence into them!

Read More

  1. haveievermentioned reblogged this from cassandracaindesiresstuff
  2. iseulttoinjury reblogged this from cracked
  3. catsplaining reblogged this from heyheyvey
  4. slik357 reblogged this from cracked
  5. informlordvaderwehaveaprisoner reblogged this from companioncube76
  6. companioncube76 reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  7. spookysage reblogged this from cassandracaindesiresstuff
  8. seekercranny reblogged this from cosmicbeachparty
  9. cosmicbeachparty reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  10. cassandracaindesiresstuff reblogged this from beeftony
  11. iammyfather reblogged this from heyheyvey
  12. heyheyvey reblogged this from cracked
  13. ambivalentnarwhal reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  14. outau reblogged this from keyess
  15. ctina2277 reblogged this from killbenedictcumberbatch
  16. keyess reblogged this from bigwordsandsharpedges
  17. uchiyesu reblogged this from boulbousfish
  18. gallifreynevermore reblogged this from killbenedictcumberbatch
  19. thoughtsnotunveiled reblogged this from horusporus
  20. land-of-the-sleeping-dragons reblogged this from killbenedictcumberbatch
  21. liacchin reblogged this from cracked
  22. therapyfortravesty reblogged this from kammartinez
  23. kammartinez reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  24. ibbylysu reblogged this from killbenedictcumberbatch
  25. kindness330 reblogged this from cracked
  26. kemspeckle reblogged this from cracked
  27. queenlionhair reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  28. hikari-ni-nare reblogged this from laboratoryequipment
  29. al-lee-g reblogged this from laboratoryequipment