Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century

Future Human Evolution Eugenics in the Twenty First Century None

  • Title: Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: John Glad
  • ISBN: 9781557791542
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This curious little book attempts to advocate the pursuit of eugenic solutions to many of the problems currently assailing our world, approaching the subject from scientific and ethical standpoints. I found a lot more to like -- or less to dislike -- in it than I'd expected, although I had a sense throughout that the author was ducking the most important perceived flaw in notions of eugenics ever since they were first floated by Francis Galton in the latter half of the 19th century: who gets to [...]

    2. Found here: whatwemaybe/whatwemaybe/txt/txt0000/glThe homepage is really weird, but the book turned out to be pretty good. At first I was not impressed, especially because he went into insufficient details with the g factor and stuff related to that. But really g factor or not, is somewhat unrelated to eugenics. It contains some interesting quotes too. Here's two of them:We do our utmost to check the process of elimination;we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and thesick; we institute [...]

    3. If this is the case for eugenicsProponents of scientific selection might want to give Brave New World a read. It really doesn't seem that far off when you read this sort of thing. Humanity's propensity to make itself into a colony of gods is astounding. We are the arbiters of life and nonexistence. We say we do it for the sake of our children. But who knows whom these folks will actually allow to have children.

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