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Lancelot Hogben
(9 Dec 1895 - 22 Aug 1975)

English zoologist and geneticist who wrote books that popularized difficult science subjects for the layman and children.

Science Quotes by Lancelot Hogben (4 quotes)

Science for the Citizen is ... also written for the large and growing number of adolescents, who realize that they will be the first victims of the new destructive powers of science misapplied.
— Lancelot Hogben
Science for the Citizen: A Self-Educator based on the Social Background of Scientific Discovery (1938), Author's Confessions, 9.
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Geneticists believe that anthropologists have decided what a race is. Ethnologists assume that their classifications embody principles which genetic science has proved correct. Politicians believe that their prejudices have the sanction of genetic laws and the findings of physical anthropology to sustain them.
— Lancelot Hogben
'The Concept of Race.' In Genetic Principles in Medicine and Social Science (1931), 122.
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This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.
— Lancelot Hogben
In Science for the Citizen (1938), 1075.
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With full responsibility for my words as a professional biologist, I do not hesitate to say that all existing and genuine knowledge about the way in which the physical characteristics of human communities are related to their cultural capabilities can be written on the back of a postage stamp.
— Lancelot Hogben
Preface on Prejudices (1937), 9.
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