Public health Eugenics. Past, present, and future. What it is, where and why it went wrong, and the ethical arguments in favor of its return. (Mar 2019)

Michael Harrop

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https://maximiliankohler.medium.com/eugenics-past-present-and-future-74d0ea5998b4

Intro:
Hitler raped people. Now everyone thinks sex is bad.

Eugenics is not Hitler. Eugenics is not genocide. Eugenics is not forced sterilization. Eugenics is not a boogeyman. Eugenics is to those things as sex is to rape.

Eugenics is an important branch of science that is vital to a well-functioning society and ethical childbearing. Treating it like a boogeyman has left us on the edge of an irreversible Idiocracy. Just because some people abused something doesn’t make that thing evil or equivalent to the people who abused it. The most dangerous thing about eugenics is the ease of which people in power can distort and abuse it. Just like with sex.
 
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