It is my opinion that we ought to make our species better in every way possible so that we may increase our lifespan, our intelligence, our strength, and our immunity to diseases. Of course this would be impractical since we would have to sterilize or at least segregate those who do not are not fit. Other wise, this would literally take forever. I suppose this is just a dream that maybe, our human race can improve beyond what we already are.
The problem with the eugenics movement of the early 20th century was that it relied on government force, not that it was eugenics. There is nothing wrong with eugenics as long as it is voluntary. And it is already practiced somewhat. For instance people using in-vitro fertilization choosing the egg with the best DNA.
With advancements in our understanding of genetic engineering eventually we will be able to alter our DNA. Then there is nothing wrong with wanting your children to have all the advantages. In fact something would be wrong with not wanting your children to have the advantages. Subsidies should be used so everyone can afford these treatments for their children. Also once the technology is sophisticated enough to be used effectively on adults then that should also be allowed and people can voluntarily choose to change their DNA.
There is no need for involuntary sterilization, and people pushing it make eugenics as a whole look bad. People pushing it should just be patient for the day when people can alter their own DNA and their unborn children's DNA using technology. Then the best traits will propagate because people want them for themselves and their children, not because of any oppressive state action.
You do realize that this is not how genetics and genetic evolution work right? This is why Hermann Goering's aurochs project failed.
Since the discovery and study of DNA, we have found that eugenics never had a chance to succeed; 100% failure rate. Even with today's genetic engineering studies, it's not possible, and never will be. This is simply due to the nature, structure and function of DNA; due to the way it works. This is too complex for this dialog but can go into more detail if you wish, just send me a message.
In order for genetic engineering to work, we would need to remove DNA from the equation and replace it with something more stable. This however, would mean replacing life as we understand it, with something else.
Since eugenics would be chasing a known failure, it would definitely be immoral and should be avoided.
It is my opinion that we ought to make our species better in every way possible so that we may increase our lifespan, our intelligence, our strength, and our immunity to diseases.
Artificial Eugenics will do just the opposite! It might make a super baby in a lab, but on a nation wide scale it will create division, and craven weakness.