Re : Is Eugenics Really A Bad Thing?

From: Joao Pedro de Magalhaes (
Date: Sat Jul 01 2000 - 06:21:30 MDT


>OK, I know the Nazis were into it big time, and they weren't cool dudes.
>But is wanting to improve the stock a bad thing? I have a feeling that I'm
>"preaching to the choir" when I say on this list that it seems like a good
>thing to want to make humans as perfect as possible. But it seems like
>virtually everywhere else, the E word is as bad as the N word. Why is that?

A nice quote on the subject: "Aversion to an idea, simply because of its
long association with crackpots, gives crackpots altogether too much
influence." G. David Brin.


Joao Pedro de Magalhaes

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