Re: the term "eugenics"

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 04:53:04 MDT

Lee wrote

>So since the mindless *always* win these fights, who can suggest
>a good two-word phrase for a voluntary movement of people who
>favor obtaining for their children the best natural sperm or eggs
>that they can?

We don't need such a phrase. The word we need is "freedom".

It's also handy to be able to point out when an argument has an
undistributed middle term:

All Nazis practise eugenics.
Lee practises eugenics.
Therefore: Lee is a Nazi.

Oh, of coooooooooourse. (Even if the word "eugenics" were used without
equivocation (and it isn't), the argument would obviously be stuffed.)


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