Re: the term "eugenics"

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 08:32:56 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 05:48 PM 8/22/01 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >> "eugenics" ...
> >> an extremely loaded term when used in public. It's loaded enough that it
> >> would really be a good idea to find a better word.
> >Only among people who have no sense of humor.
> >>the real strike against the term is that the Nazis used
> >> it to mean the selective killing of people the government didn't like. At
> >> this point, there's no way to disassociate the term from that meaning.
> Mike, I think this is *the* most *bizarre* and appalling contextualized
> comment I've ever read from you on this list.

The earlier writer was complaining about the use of the term on this
list, which was by Eugene Leitl, who said something to the effect of
"what's wrong with eugenics? it worked for me". Eugene/eugenics, get it?

This is one of the most wryly funny things I've heard from Eugene on
this list.

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