Subject: Re: Is Eugenics Really A Bad Thing?

From: John M Grigg (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 05:08:55 MDT

I don't see why eugenics on the national/global level needs to be instituted in a world where transhuman technologies will vastly upgrade our race anyway. Let the individual and family decide what to do. I think eugenics is an outmoded notion which smacks of fascism for good reason. We WILL get the uplifting of the species, but not by the centrally planned route of "good human animal husbandry!" lol

And as others have stated, their are real advantages to keeping the gene pool filled with plenty of "variety" in case of some type of unforeseen plague or calamity.

And doesn't nature/life in the form of mate selection and social currency keep the genetic fitness of our species at a pretty high level anyway? It's just that the "below the curve" folks have to generally find others of their level to mate with. If you want quantity in terms of "superior" people I can understand eugenics, but the social strife engendered by a major program for it could be explosive.

With transhumanistic technologies developing, "nature" can be allowed to take its course and we will have the new exciting race(s) of humanity we dream of.

best regards,

John Grigg

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