What are eugenics?

  • (noun): The study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating).

Eugenics

Eugenics is the applied science of the bio-social movement which advocates the use of practices aimed at improving the genetic composition of a population, usually a human population. It is a social philosophy which advocates for the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and the reduction of reproduction of less desired people and traits.

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Some articles on eugenics:

Eugenics - In Popular Media
... In Star Trek, there are conflicts known as the Eugenics Wars (or the Great Wars) which were a series of conflicts fought on Earth between 1993 and 1996 ... In the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the many in-game advertisements is for "Eugenics Incorporated," a firm that purports to adjust the genetic makeup ... Eugenics" is the name of an album, released in 2012, by the technical death metal band Malignancy In Frank Herbert's "Dune (novel)," the Bene Gesserit breeding ...
Lucien Howe
... Howe was also a major figure in support of the controversial science of eugenics ... He believed that eugenics could be a tool in the fight against preventable blindness, specifically the small percentage of cases that were inherited ... Howe was a member of the International Eugenic Congress’s Committee on Immigration and president of the Eugenics Research Association ...
Homo Sapiens 1900 - Synopsis - In The United States
... The documentary begins with a clipping of a 1916 American movie that trumpets the creed of eugenics ... credited with being the founder of the eugenics movement in the United States ... He founds the Eugenics Record Office on Long Island, the purpose being to create a nation-wide eugenics register ...
Reginald Ruggles Gates - Eugenics
... known for his studies of Oenothera and other plants, but in 1923 he brought out Heredity and Eugenics ... He had a long interest in eugenics, but it was after this book onward that his reputation as a eugenicist become prominent ... He maintained his ideas on race and eugenics long after World War II, into the era when these were deemed anachronistic ...
Caleb Saleeby - Biography
... He became known in particular as an advocate of eugenics in 1907 he was influential in launching the Eugenics Education Society, and in 1909 he published (in New York) Parenthood and Race Culture ... women "I believe in the vote I believe it will be eugenic" ... Later, he moved away from eugenics, and did not publish any further writings on this subject after 1921—though he continued to write on health matters in particular ...