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LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
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LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
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LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
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LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
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LESSON-15.1
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Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

the existence of variations. 

 

"Mental heredity can be illustrated by studying the genealogies of such 

persons as Aristotle, Goethe, Darwin, Coleridge, Milton, etc. Probably 

the Bach family, of Germany, supply one of the best illustrations of the 

inheritance of intellectual character that we know of. The record of 

this family begins in 1550, lasting through eight generations to 1800. 

For about two centuries it gave to the world musicians and singers of 

high rank. The founder was Weit Bach, a baker of Presburg, who sought 

recreation from his routine work in song and music. For nearly two 

hundred years his descendants, who were very numerous in Franconia, 

Thuringia, and Saxony, retained a musical talent, being all church 

singers and organists. When the members of the family had become very 

numerous and widely separated from one another, they decided to meet at 

a stated place once a year. Often more than a hundred persons--men, 

women, and children--bearing the name of Bach were thus brought 

together. This family reunion continued until nearly the middle of the 

eighteenth century. In this family of musicians, twenty-nine became 

eminent. 

 

"Inheritance of moral character is well known. Heredity, in its relation 

to crime and pauperism, has been thoroughly investigated by Mr. Dugdale 

in his most instructive little work entitled "The Jukes." In this work 

the descendants of one vicious and neglected girl are traced through a 

large number of generations. It reveals that a large proportion of the 

descendants of this woman became licentious, for, in the course of six 

generations, fifty-two percent of the children were illegitimate. It 

shows also that there were seven times more paupers among the women than 

among the average women of the state, and nine times more paupers among 

the male descendants than among the average men of the state. The 

inheritance of physical peculiarities is so obvious as to need no 

illustration. Among the ancients the Romans stereotyped its truth by the 

use of such expressions as 'the labiones' or thick-lipped; 'the 

nasones,' or big-nosed; 'the capitones,' or big-headed, and 'the 

buccones,' or swollen-cheeked, etc. In more recent times we read of the 

Austrian lip and the Bourbon nose." 

 

But in all considerations of the subject of heredity, one must always 

remember that the inheritance of physical, mental, and moral 

characteristics is not alone from the immediate parents, but rather from 

many ancestors further removed in order and time. Back of each person 

there is a long line of paternal and maternal ancestors, extending back 


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