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Kelson Anderson

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Transcript of Eugenics

By Kelson Anderson Eugenics What is Eugenics? Roots Sir Francis Galton Accepted versions of the theory Conflicting theories:
Why Eugenics is a faulty science the study of or belief in the possibility of improving  the qualities of the
human species or a human population,  Came up with the name Eugenics
concluded that superior intelligence and abilities were inherited
Either killed or didn't allow those with "unfit" or "undesirable" traits to reproduce
Encouraged those with "desirable" traits to reproduce more
Usually both practiced It is impossible to control the intelligence level of humans through eugenics It's widely acknowledged that a species that limits its gene pool leaves itself extremely vulnerable to any change from its ideal conditions. If the world itself changes — which is pretty much a guarantee — the human population could very well be stranded at a dead end. America and Eugenics America actually came up with the idea of a master race (blond hair, blue eyes, and Nordic)
Influenced later eugenics in Germany
Continued practice till 1970s, some evidence says it still occurs today Works Cited Garland, Allen. "Flaws in Eugenics Research." Image Archive on the American Eugenics movement. N.p.. Web. 2 Jan 2013.Kibbe, Tina. "What’s So Bad About Eugenics?." Nursing Clio. Nursing Clio, 14 1012. Web. 4 Jan 2013.

"Eugenics." The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. 04 Jan. 2013.
Black, Edwin. "The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics." History News Network. History News Network, 25 2003. Web. 7 Jan 2013.
Kaelber, Lutz. "Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States." Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States. University of Vermont, 24 2009. Web. 7 Jan 2013.
Nilsson, kevin. "Eugenics: A Historical Analysis ." Eugenics: A Historical Analysis. University of Dayton. Web. 12 Dec 2012.

Norrgard, Karen. "Human Testing, the Eugenics Movement, and IRBs." Scitable: by natureEducation . Scitable: by natureEducation, n.d. Web. 12 Dec 2012.
Inglis-Arkell, Esther. "Why Eugenics Will Always Fail." IO9. N.p.. Web. 2 Jan 2013. The Nazi Hitler sought a "master" race, or Nordic, blond hair and blue eyes
Specifically targeted and killed Jews
mass sterilization of "unfit" traits http://nursingclio.org/2012/09/14/whats-so-bad-about-eugenics/ http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007057 ("THE BIOLOGICAL STATE: NAZI RACIAL HYGIENE, 1933–1939" ) ("Eugenics" ) (Kibbe) http://hnn.us/articles/1796.html (Black), (Kaelber) (Nilson), (Norrgard) (Garland) The biggest problem is that Eugenics tried to control mental and behavioral traits Conflicting theories Believed if parents had an "undesirable trait," such as lying, kids would also have that trait no matter what (Kibbe) -(Inglis-Arkell) China Greece (specifically Sparta) Although not called eugenics, humans have preferred some types of traits over others India There are two basic models societies have used Who is to decide which traits are "undesirable" Genes very complex, many of them work together to create traits
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