Eugenics


Eugenics (from the Greek εὐγενής eugenes 'well-born' from εὖ, 'good, well' and γένος, 'race, stock, kin) is a set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of a human population by excluding (through a variety of morally criticized means) certain genetic groups judged to be inferior, and promoting other genetic groups judged to be superior. The definition of eugenics has been a matter of debate since the term was coined by Francis Galton in 1883. The concept predates the term; Plato suggested applying the principles of selective breeding to humans around 400 BC. Eugenics
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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
Shutter Island
Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Necessary Lies (Necessary Lies, #1)
Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State
Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom
Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America
In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity
Second Glance
The Mismeasure of Man
Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity
Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell
Mexican Gothic
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement
Killer Angel by George GrantThe Negro Project by Bruce FleuryMargaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy by Angela FranksMargaret Sanger by E. Drogin
Books Critical Of Margaret Sanger
4 books — 1 voter
The Mark of the Beast, revealed by the shape of the head by Lucilla Rebecca HedleyColossal Bust of Washington, (in American Marble, Designed to... by A New York MerchantForty Years in Phrenology; Embracing Recollections of History... by Nelson SizerThe Craniad by Francis JeffreyCrime as Destiny by Johannes Lange
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100 books — 1 voter

Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyMiddlegame by Seanan McGuireDune by Frank HerbertTo Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky ChambersChildren of the Lens by E.E. "Doc" Smith
Fiction books with eugenics
5 books — 8 voters


Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child which carries the heavy burden of genetic disease.
Robert Edwards

Christopher Hitchens
All societies that have tried to keep themselves ‘pure,’ from the Confucian Chinese through to the Castilian Spanish to the post-Wilhelmine Germans, have collapsed into barbarism, insularity and superstition. And swiftly enough for us to be certain that the fall was no more connected to the genes than was the rise. There is no gene for I.Q., and there is no genetic or evolutionary timing that is short enough to explain histories or societies.
Christopher Hitchens, The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens

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