Eugenics: The Social Movement

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Farzana Akhter
Journal #3 Eugenics is the social movement that claimed to improve the genetic features of human populations through selective breeding and sterilization, based on the idea that it is possible to distinguish superiority and inferiority in society. This idea began with Social Darwinism. Early ideas on eugenics were accumulated in Ancient Greece and Rome. The republic of Roman, claimed that deformed children should be put to death. The modern eugenics movement developed in the late 19th and early 20th century. They intended to create children with desirable characteristics and to create an utopian society with “perfect” humans. Today eugenics continues to be a topic of many political and social debate and arguments.
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