“Why is humankind doomed without eugenics?” #2

From reddit www.reddit.com/r/genetics/comments/1z1tli/design_your_own_baby_a_genetic_ethics_dilemma/cfqrlol Zorander22 writes: 1) I would wager a guess that most people are capable of far more than they’re current employment situations might indicate. The idea that machines are taking over increasingly complex tasks is an important one… which, depending on how wealth gets distributed, could ensure an easy future for many people,…

Continue Reading

“Why is humankind doomed without eugenics?”

From Reddit. – Two reasons. 1) Technological unemployment. This is going fast right now. Already a large part of the population is useless and can only leech on society economically. This percent is due to increase quickly soon when automated cars become mainstream which will shortly make most drivers workless. There are thousands of people…

Continue Reading

Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

Interesting small book that casts light on the use of sterilizations in nordic countries. It shows quite clearly that eugenics has it origin in collectivist and socialist thinking and was supported by most parties in the 20-40s. Clearly not just something the nazis did (and did wrong).   www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e…

Continue Reading

Review: Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century (John Glad)

Found here: whatwemaybe.org/ whatwemaybe.org/txt/txt0000/glad.john.2006.future_human_evolution.book.full.003k.en.pdf The homepage is really weird, but the book turned out to be… pretty good. At first I was not impressed, especially because he went into insufficient details with the g factor and stuff related to that. But really g factor or not, is somewhat unrelated to eugenics. It contains some interesting…

Continue Reading

Zygote/embryo selection eugenics is nearing

infoproc.blogspot.dk/2012/07/whole-genome-sequence-from-10-to-20.html “This new Nature paper describes a genotyping technique that can be performed using only a small number of human cells. One implication is that we are close to non-destructive sequencing of human gametes and zygotes. For example, parents participating in IVF can potentially genotype fertilized eggs before deciding which to implant. “ also infoproc.blogspot.dk/2010/10/maxwells-demon-and-genetic-engineering.html…

Continue Reading