Eugenics Negatives

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“Eugenics is the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race; also with those that develop them to the utmost advantage.”, has been the definition given by Sir Galton in the article “Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope and Aims” in 1904. Eugenics has been widely discussed since Plato’s intention of having a stronger guardian class in his Republic. However, it was Sir Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin who developed a modern version of it.() Eugenics, alternatively known as “well-born”, was believed to help the humanity have better traits. Galton supported this idea by studying the elite in Britain. According to him, elite is apparently related to a good genetic construction.() Eugenicists main…show more content…
This was greatly seen in US, where they lost control while trying to stop the negative genes within generations. Eugenics negative influence can be spotted especially during the Nazi Germany where 225.000 people were sterilized by Hitler. Many people were killed but their remembrance was left behind. Since eugenics became attached to racist thoughts and intentions, it was no longer considered as a human-friendly belief and was even seen as dangerous. Having a brief look at the present conditions, Eugenics has gone through a long process of prejudice and thus many are afraid of its threatening affect. However, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda consider the overpopulation of the world as a problem which could be solved with the help of eugenics. By the help of Gates’s foundation, the world can be put in a stable and rational course which assists the people to go on living better. Their main purpose is to develop a technology supporting Eugenics and thus improving life conditions. Better genes, according to them will offer a better environment for all.…show more content…
This type of Eugenics could be referred to as Soft Eugenics which in return is a policy whose aim is to help the humanity ameliorate the life quality. Soft Eugenics comes up with a respectful and civilized approach to the mankind, a whole new innovative perception. Taking these into account, the overpopulation of the world and genetic problems could once and for all be solved with the help of Soft Eugenics. Different than before, Eugenics of nowadays will not be a threatening issue, but merely a valuable tool.
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