Eugenics In John H. Evan's A Brave New World

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Human eugenics has become a popular technology in the biology world of reproduction. The idea of conserving the superior traits and deleting the tainted traits has become an exciting movement where even novels like Brave New World has predicted us with the dramatic future of eugenics. Although the idea of deleting tainted traits such as disease seem ideal, the fear of creating “perfect” traits will create dominance from the upper class and will strip individualism. John H. Evan talks about the pros and cons of human eugenics in his article. Inspired by the novel Brave New World, Evans first introduces the idea of class separation between the selected designed babies. He immediately states that this idea from the book is unlikely to happen,…show more content…
The epiphany arose when I read the textbook because World War II was a racist and anti- Semitic movement, where the manipulation of eugenics began. H.H. Goddard, an American psychologist used eugenics through the American immigration system in the 1920s. Goddard tried to measure intelligence on the entrance of immigrants to America. He restricted certain types of people and tried to conserve nativism, which is preserving the certain land from people who are different. In this kind of eugenics, it separates people from race and location. In Evan’s piece, eugenics separates people from the class system. Human eugenics is a simple idea of creating a perfect child according to one’s taste. Yet, the fear of differences that it will cause is unbearable. Individualism that is certainly praised in America along with personal freedom and uniqueness is gone. Eugenics will cause the clash of classes through dominant physical traits along with the increase of racism. The only eugenics that should be further studied into is the prevention of disease because it does not dehumanize the fetus, but rather helps the longevity of one’s life. It should not surpass the goodness of
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