Would you support a more "scientific" and "moral" form of eugenics?

Posted by: triangle.128k

Would you support more moral eugenics, such as imposing restrictions on reproductive rights of individuals with serious inheritance disorders. Also using processes like gene therapy or genetic engineering etc. to improve the gene pool of undesirable traits.

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Yes, as long as if it is moral and doesn't go to the extent of Nazism.

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No, it's a dangerous idea.

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Yes, and it should go as far as to racism or social darwinism.

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FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-13T13:31:45.3115401-05:00
This should be fun. I'd love to hear anyone tell me a way it could be done that does not resemble the Nazi form of Eugenics. Do you mean to do it minus the killing? How do you do that? Sterilization?
triangle.128k says2015-07-13T13:33:09.3749574-05:00
Well there could be restrictions on people with serious disorders from reproducing, if the disorders are likely to be inherited. There's also gene therapy and such.
triangle.128k says2015-07-13T13:33:46.1645747-05:00
Eugenics is already in place in the USA by society, 96% of fetuses/embryos with down syndrome are aborted.
triangle.128k says2015-07-13T13:34:40.3745747-05:00
While this may seem a bit immoral/authoritarian to some or such, in the long run it will improve the human gene pool.
triangle.128k says2015-07-13T13:35:22.1513747-05:00
We don't necessarily impliment social darwinism, racism, genocide or anything like what the Nazis did.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-13T15:03:18.8996264-05:00
My question to you would be how is this any different? It is the very definition of genocide. Im not getting into whether what the nazis were doing was right or productive or whatnot, im just not seeing much of a difference here is all. Why are people comfortable with this and not that?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-13T15:14:43.5731986-05:00
I mean I'd even argue that just the extent we do it now through natural selection on the social level is enough as it is ... Even though many still find that wrong as well. I think youve tapped into a "root of all evil" (or at least a root of all strife) on this one. Absolutely no one likes being selected as weak and phased out for the good of the species ... Even if they are not up to par with the rest of society. Nazis knew that ... Thats why they did what they did by force. We do it now by tricking people or at least making it seem like they have a choice. We are already walking down the path of forced inoculations and such ... Pretty soon even that choice factor will be gone.

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