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Lecture 3 April 6 Fitter familes for the future

Lecture 3 April 6 Fitter familes for the future - -Medal...

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Fitter families for future firesides Positive eugenics in 1920s America Promote the mating of better people Franics Galton coined the term eugenics Methods of restriction by Paul Peopone that was explicitly negative eugenics One of the goals of eugenics is to replace the moral sentiments about the sacredness of the human spirit/life with a whole new set of moral attitudes directed at the improvement of the human species - Tried to turn eugenics into a secular religion, eg people would preach about it In country fairs, eugenics was popularized ? eg better baby contest, 1910 For the baby contest—50% of the mark should be considered in the baby’s heritage Fitter families competition - A eugenic feature of the 1920’s - Go through tests, such as a blood test for syphilis, an abridged record of family traits, physical and psychological tests like Galton’s anthropologic laboratory
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Unformatted text preview: -Medal for a good heritage for those who ranked B+ or higher Negative Eugenics at State fairs, stating statistical evidence of the rate of moron births and leader births Difference competitions are now of striving of who one wants to be rather then during the eugenic times it was predestined the salience difference between now and then We have gone through the horrible events of the eugenic ideologies the holocaust, so were a bit jumpy when it comes to eugenic terms Update of “fitter families” – a complete reversal as there is no hereditary reasons in this, rather it is about changing, changing a condition Fertility Institute- select embryos, gender selection, -“Giving people exactly what they want”...
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  • Spring '09
  • Knight
  • negative eugenics, fitter families, term eugenics Methods, Galton’s anthropologic laboratory Medal, Franics Galton

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