Woo hoo! ANOTHER evolution thread!
The idea of breeding better humans was around for a long time prior to Charles Darwin. The ancient Spartans for example, would discard babies which they did not deem worthy once they were born. Ancient Romans also engaged in the practice.
Whew, that settles it I guess!
Fallacy here. Evolution cannot be directed or affected by the will although socialists have been trying and recently Pres Bill Clinton said he could enhance the pace of societal evolution.
Its a stretch to blame Darwin for eugenics. Better to blame the folks who used his observations to promote it.
Women practice eugenics every time they decide that a man isnt good enough to be the father of their children.
Justice Learned Hand, Buck V. Bell, 1927: “...three generations of imbeciles are enough.
Evidently, the Discovery Institute opposes forced sterilization of hereditary incompetents. In a welfare state like ours, what does that mean for the future?
And, in support of eugenics: “Seven generations of imbeciles is enough.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
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You do know you are gonna be mocked, don’t you...
...and deservedly so.
The only question that remains unanswered is...
...WHO were you in a prior life?
Pretty much know what angle this one is coming from, don't we?
Amazing how life evolved to believe in God.. Those that don’t must be less evolved..
Eugenics is a long ways from social Darwinism, but we are a long ways from the historical setting of the 1800s. Most of us anyway. Consensus was different then on almost everything we think is important now: Global Warming, cigarettes, the Pill. Still, it is not good to ignore that America provided a large part of the thinking on both eugenics and socialism at that time. It can happen here; it probably did happen here if it was an early experiment in Communism.