Shaw and Galtonian
Eugenics in Victorian Britain: Breeding Superman in Shaw's Man and Superman.
biometrics in England and German psychopathology, to be discussed now, expressed a eugenic consensus about mental abnormality, which still has resonances in the 'psy complex' today (Pilgrim, 2008).
Neither the Darwinism of Spencer and Huxley, nor the transcendentalism of Emerson, nor Galtonian
social science receives support from James's pragmatism.
Stigler, "A Galtonian
Perspective on Shrinkage Estimators," Statistical Science (February 1990): 147-155.