Re: META: SL4 demographics

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 17:33:06 MDT

On 9/11/06, Joel Pitt <> wrote:
> As I understood it, the main problem of eugenics is the time it would
> take for traits to emerge and removing heterozygous individuals.

Well, the main problem of eugenics is that letting governments decide who's
fit to pass on their genes to the next generation has such a bad track
record as to exclude itself from consideration.

But that doesn't mean some genes aren't better than others. I have no
problem believing Ashkenazi Jews are on average genetically smarter than
other groups; we can accept the truth of a factual statement while rejecting
political actions supposedly based on said statement.

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