EUGENICS (from the Gr.
The founder of this science may be said to be Sir Francis Galton, who has done much to further its study, not only by his writings, but by the establishment of a research fellowship and scholarship in eugenics in the university of London.
The questions raised by these considerations have attracted much public attention under the newly invented name of " eugenics," but they are of an exceedingly difficult and delicate nature.
The idea that systematic efforts should be made to improve the breed of mankind by checking the birth-rate of the unfit and furthering the productivity of the fit was first put forward by him in 1865; he mooted it again in 1884, using the term "eugenics" for the first time in Human Faculty, and in 1904 he endowed a research fellowship in the university of London for the promotion of knowledge of that subject, which was defined as "the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally."
eugenics programs to breed ' better ' animals.
The relation between nudism and eugenics was complex, and use of an aesthetic discourse is no simple marker of eugenic thought or of fascism.
He continues to be credited as an influential contributor to science, especially in the areas of evolution, humanism and even eugenics, which has always been an extremely controversial topic and continues to be so.
Works by Galton bearing on eugenics are: Hereditary Genius (2nd ed., 1892), Human Faculty (1883), Natural Inheritance (1889), Huxley Lecture of the Anthropol.
So he makes no claim to resolve all the problems of a new eugenics.
Caleb Saleeby, for example, was a fervent advocate of nudism, heliotherapy, and eugenics (he was Chairman of the National Birthrate Commission and author of a number of books on eugenics).
Nudist writing intersected with a raft of other modern discourses-heliotherapy (sun-cure), sexology, socialism, feminism, and eugenics.
The left supported eugenics as well as the right as both sides held to a naÃ¯ve belief in science as an ideology.
Yet it was not just the radical Left which promoted eugenics.
He has consistently opposed human cloning, eugenics, coercive population polices, abortion, destructive experiments on human embryos and euthanasia.
Maybe we could take advantage of the trend to practice a little eugenics.
Another distinction usually made is between genetic de-selection (negative eugenics) and genetic enhancement (positive eugenics ).
But posing the issue in such a general way also tends to obscure crucial differences between historical eugenics and modern genetics.
But the spirit driving those choices has nothing in common with that which drove the old eugenics.
If as a society we embrace biological eugenics, then it's only fair that society bears the danger.
eugenics movement of his day in the 1920s, with some success.
eugenics law Gene blues Capital planning or market chaos?
eugenics program are being implemented in a hidden way this time.
eugenics policy, without it necessarily being called that.
immoral about eugenics?
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