Re: META: SL4 demographics

From: Joel Pitt (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 17:49:30 MDT

On 9/12/06, Russell Wallace <> wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, for some reason I read "criticism against eugenics" as
criticism about whether it scientifically works or not. Obviously
there are ethical concerns over the controlling peoples procreation
and deciding what traits are to be selected for!

"Wish not to seem, but to be, the best."
                -- Aeschylus

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