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Old September 29th, 2016, 05:32 AM   #1
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the art and controversy of eugenics

What's your thoughts on eugenics.

Originally a theory / proposition to propagate the fit and diminish the propagation of the unfit. Today genetic technology/testing is moving toward being able to weed out inherited diseases creating a more healthy human. Not to improve the species so much as the individual/family.

articles referencing the past pitfalls and future hopes:

Human Testing, the Eugenics Movement, and IRBs | Learn Science at Scitable

https://www.geneticliteracyproject.o...nd-thats-okay/


What are your thoughts, pro? against? ethical dilemmas?
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Old September 29th, 2016, 06:02 AM   #2
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Eugenics is a word with extremely negative connotations and creates misconception. Todays genetic manipulation has virtually no resemblance to the Eugenics of old and is used for health reasons rather than genocide.

I approve of todays version and disapprove of the older one.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 10:35 AM   #4
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Old September 30th, 2016, 06:27 AM   #6
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there's also gender eugenics wherein certain countries, may abort female babies (lower class in their eyes) in favor of having a male baby.
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Old September 30th, 2016, 09:16 AM   #7
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there's also gender eugenics wherein certain countries, may abort female babies (lower class in their eyes) in favor of having a male baby.
See, "choice" does not simply mean "go or no go". It can also be which way you go, when you go.
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