the art and controversy of eugenics

Oct 7, 2012
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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....g-is-part-of-the-new-eugenics-and-thats-okay/


What are your thoughts, pro? against? ethical dilemmas?
 
Oct 25, 2012
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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.
 
Oct 7, 2012
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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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