An Award for Whitney
The GOLDEN MICROCEPHALUS 1995 for Dr. Glayde Whitney,
still Past President of the Behavior Genetics Association.
It is a pleasure to announce that the GOLDEN MICROCEPHALUS
has been awarded to Dr. Glayde Whitney for his memorable and elucidating
presidential address held at the banquet of the Behavior Genetics
Association (BGA) in Richmond, Virginia, in the year of the Lord
1995 and published in the venerable journal Mankind Quarterly
for the benefit of following generations.
The GOLDEN MICROCEPHALUS, sponsored by an anonymous
committee for truth without ideology, is a distinction for those
courageous scientists who are rediscovering the scientific truth
that has been established by noble forerunners starting more than
two hundred years ago but was suppressed and put to oblivion by
heinous enemies devoid of scientific thought, filled with hate
against the order of things imposed to the world by the Lord.
With his characteristic modesty, Dr. Glayde Whitney
avoided any allusion to his celebrated forerunners, offering himself
as vulnerable target for the lurking enemies of scientific thought
who did not hesitate to attack him shamelessly. However, this
is the place and time to put him at equal rank with the scientific
giants of the past. The first whose name springs to the mind of
the attentive listener of Dr. Whitney's talk is the famous anatomist
Soemmering with his fine work documenting the anatomical differences
between the European and the Negro . F.J. Gall, in most cases
an opponent of Soemmering, adopted Soemmering's conclusion by
correlating the mental inferiority of the black race with their
smaller brains, already in his first treatise of the phrenological
Regrettably, he blurred Soemmering's insights
by stating that moral guidelines should prevent men from exploiting
the mentally underequipped . Subsequently, there were some
scientifically unsubstantiated attempts by Tiedeman who claimed
to find no differences between the Europeans and the Negro's brain
 and even dared to speculate that the perceived mental inferiority
of the black race might be related to the imperialist infrastructure
implanted in Africa. Fortunately, Tiedemann's ideological and
egalitarian attitudes were dismantled by many fine anatomists
and craniologists led by Broca, Vogt and Bischoff, who documented
convincingly not only the mental and cerebral inferiority of the
Negro's brain, but were also able to correlate the smaller size
of the female brain with the well-known female intellectual inferiority.
As for the latter fact, the so-far boldest theory, developed by
the genial Moebius, perceived the physiological feeble-mindeness
of women as a fine reflection of Mother Nature's wisdom who blessed
women with smaller brains and weaker minds in order to sustain
the mindless chore of raising children and being housewives .
Dr. Whitney unfortunately never had the opportunity
to contribute scientifically to the revival of those old yet everlasting
scientific truths -- a task achieved marvellously by his BGA colleague
Dr. Rushton -- but his merit is to have demasked the ideology
tarring the minds of so many, perhaps too many, behavioral geneticists.
Thanks to his courage, we are now aware of the presence of hidden
communists and subversive Lyssenkoists in the Behavior Genetics
Association, and we can only applaud their departure from our
association. This alone would have deserved an award, but the
final crown in order to achieve the distinction is his genial
intuition, enabling him to sense the genetic source of evil hidden
in the correlations between black population and crime rate in
American cities. What a miraculous scientific insight, what a
courage - a true match to Moebius!
The GOLDEN MICROCEPHALUS is his appropriate reward.
The prize money of US dollars will hopefully enable him to complete
his library with the treatises of his intellectual ancestors and
help him to fulfill his duties as Past President of the BGA. May
he enjoy the enlightening lecture.
For the Committee "Truth without Ideology"
-- Dr. Hans-Peter Lipp Professor for Neuroanatomy and Behavior
University of Zuerich, Switzerland
- Soemmering, S.T. (1785) Ueber die koerperliche
Verschiedenheit des Negers vom Europaer. Frankfurt/Mainz: Barrentrapp
Sohn & Wenner.
- Gall, F.J. (1798) Des Herrn Dr. F.J. Gall Schreiben
ueber seinen bereits geendigten Prodromus ueber die Verrichtungen
des Gehirns der Menschen und Thiere an Herrn Joseph Freiherr
von Retzer. Der Neue Teutsche Merkur 12:311-382.
- Gall, F.J. (1822) Sur les Fonctions du Cerveau
et sur Celles de Chacune de ses Parties. Vol. 1-6. Paris: J.-B.
- Tiedemann, F. (1837) Das Hirn des Negers mit
dem des Europaers und Orang-Outangs verglichen. Heidelberg:
- Moebius, P.J. (1905) Ueber den physiologischen
Schwachsinn des Weibes. 8th edition, Halle, reproduced by Matthes
and Seitz, Munich, 1977
Jan. 29, 1996
Hans-Peter Lipp, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland