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Published on November 2, 2006 By Moderateman In Ethics

 Are the arguments for eugenics gaining momentum in America? Eugenics is the platform for improving the human race by applying the same principal we use with plants, vegetables and animals.

Supposedly the application of eugenics will develop better, healthier, smarter and stronger human beings.

Adolph Hitler and his regime experimented with eugenics in trying to build a "master race".

 

I am wondering if any of you folks see the benefits of eugenics or do you think it is an abomination?


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on Nov 02, 2006

Someone once remarked that we have been practicing Eugenics with race horses for hundreds of years, yet the records have not dropped dramatically.  Indeed, some have not changed in many years.

We have not been practicing it with people, yet records in athletic events have been falling steadily and continuosly for years.

Playing God does not seem to be all it has cracked up to be.

on Nov 02, 2006
Playing God does not seem to be all it has cracked up to be.


I agree with this statement.


I've heard about this before Elie, I'm not sure I like the idea either. I can see there would be some benefits, where health and finding ways to improve people's lifestyles in that they live better are concerned, however, the implications and ramifications from this are limitless (might not be the right word I'm looking for here).

I'm all for science improving our lives and the way we live. I also know that we can't have science without experiments, but there's got to be a different way.
on Nov 02, 2006
(Citizen)Dr. GuyNovember 2, 2006 13:34:43Reply #


Someone once remarked that we have been practicing Eugenics with race horses for hundreds of years, yet the records have not dropped dramatically. Indeed, some have not changed in many years.
We have not been practicing it with people, yet records in athletic events have been falling steadily and continuosly for years.
Playing God does not seem to be all it has cracked up to be.


we use eugenics today to make stronger animals such as cow for more meat. it has been proven eugenics work, why not improve the human race, eliminate disease, autisim and such?
on Nov 02, 2006
Playing God does not seem to be all it has cracked up to be.


I agree with this statement.


I've heard about this before Elie, I'm not sure I like the idea either. I can see there would be some benefits, where health and finding ways to improve people's lifestyles in that they live better are concerned, however, the implications and ramifications from this are limitless (might not be the right word I'm looking for here).

I'm all for science improving our lives and the way we live. I also know that we can't have science without experiments, but there's got to be a different way.


(Citizen)foreverserenityNovember 2, 2006 13:52:51


we are already playing God messing around wit cloning, test tube babies,
I can see the benifit of bettering the human race.

on Nov 02, 2006
We would then have to control child birthing world wide, as the world would become so over populated. We already live longer now than way back when, surely this would pose all sorts of problems and strains on the resources required to live and feed etc.
on Nov 02, 2006
Oh, there's benefit...with Hitler...well, he killed people he deemed as "imperfect", that's where the real flaw in his approach popped up.

There's a movie about this...but for the life of me I can't remember the title.

~Zoo
on Nov 02, 2006
Aha! Found it...the movie is called, "Gattaca"

Here's a description:

The futuristic thriller Gattaca invites audiences to enter an alternate future in which "designer people" forged in test tubes rule society and genetics determine a person's future. In this world, a person with the right genetic stuff can do anything; but a person with even a slight defect or even potential for a defect is a prisoner of his own biological cells. The film stars Ethan Hawke as Vincent Freeman, a young man determined to break out of his imperfect genetic destiny and see his dreams of traveling into space come true.

~Zoo
on Nov 02, 2006

we use eugenics today to make stronger animals such as cow for more meat. it has been proven eugenics work, why not improve the human race, eliminate disease, autisim and such?

Remember Khan?  Do we really want that?  WHile I am Catholic, and it is against the teachings (not the tenets) of my religion, I am against it for the Pandora's Box reason.

on Nov 02, 2006

Aha! Found it...the movie is called, "Gattaca"

And Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

on Nov 02, 2006
The problem with Eugenics is, who gets to decide which human traits are the most desireable and which will be weeded out?
on Nov 02, 2006

Reply By: jennifer1Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
We would then have to control child birthing world wide, as the world would become so over populated. We already live longer now than way back when, surely this would pose all sorts of problems and strains on the resources required to live and feed etc.

could be, but the people would be perfect, so we would need less of them.

on Nov 02, 2006

Reply By: Zoologist03Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Aha! Found it...the movie is called, "Gattaca"

Here's a description:

The futuristic thriller Gattaca invites audiences to enter an alternate future in which "designer people" forged in test tubes rule society and genetics determine a person's future. In this world, a person with the right genetic stuff can do anything; but a person with even a slight defect or even potential for a defect is a prisoner of his own biological cells. The film stars Ethan Hawke as Vincent Freeman, a young man determined to break out of his imperfect genetic destiny and see his dreams of traveling into space come true.

~Zoo

 

I saw that i was bored stiff.

on Nov 02, 2006

Reply By: Dr. GuyPosted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
we use eugenics today to make stronger animals such as cow for more meat. it has been proven eugenics work, why not improve the human race, eliminate disease, autisim and such?

Remember Khan? Do we really want that? WHile I am Catholic, and it is against the teachings (not the tenets) of my religion, I am against it for the Pandora's Box reason.

but doc, imagine the perfect warrior, the perfect scientist, and for the mexicans the perfect fruit picker. heh heh heh

on Nov 02, 2006

Reply By: ParaTed2kPosted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
The problem with Eugenics is, who gets to decide which human traits are the most desireable and which will be weeded out?

Why me of course ted, a world full of JEWS. hahahahahahahahhah

on Nov 02, 2006
Oh, they're still killing those they feel will be a burden on society. They just refuse to call them people, and prefer the term 'fetus'. The whole push for government sponsored welfare abortions and such are just ways of making sure we have as few kids from the wrong side of the tracks as possible. The whole abortion movement is grounded in eugenics.
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