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eugenics is unmoral

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Started: 7/8/2013 Category: Society
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pabs399

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eugenics is a denial of part of human and also it creates stereotypes that leads to discrimination because it is based on the principle that some fiscal characteristics are better than others making it unmoral and a discriminating practice
Newb

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Eugenics is not immoral.
I will begin by providing an explanation as to the details of eugenics.
Eugenics is a system in which humans are artificially selected to breed based on their traits and/or genetic make-up. For example: A man (or woman) with sickle cell disease would, under a system of eugenics, be discouraged from producing offspring while a man with more positive traits would be selectively chosen to produce offspring. The purpose of this system is to enhance the number of people with favorable traits, and to slowly decrease the spread of less favorable ones.
Of course whether or not a trait is favorable or unfavorable is completely subjective. This means that the positivity/morality of eugenics only exists for those who define trait favorability.

It may seem that I am developing a case against eugenics for which I am supposed to argue, but that is not the case. Allow me to explain why eugenics is moral.

Now what is morality? For a more solid definitional reference, I will provide the following dictionary definitions:

- morality
"conformity to the rules of right conduct...
virtue in sexual matters"[1]

Let us take another look at eugenics and how it applies to the above-mentioned definitions. Eugenics is, in itself, a set of rules defining correct (moral) sexual conduct. Under eugenics, correct sexual conduct is that which would enhance the total trait positivity and decrease the total trait negativity of the human race as a whole; a form of sexual conformity.
Eugenics therefore fulfills the first definition of morality: "conformity to the rules of right conduct". Being a rule of conduct in reproductive and therefore sexual matters, eugenics also conforms with the second definition. As I've explained, eugenic virtue is that which enhances the overall trait of humanity.

Eugenics is, by definition, moral.

Ending question: how is discrimination related morality? what makes it immoral?

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