TERMS - Biologythestudyoflifeandlivingorganisms,includinghow

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Biology-  the study of life and living organisms, including how  they grow, origin, evolution, etc., entangled with political  movements  Eugenics-  study and practice of selective breeding of humans  with the goal of improving the species, widely popular in the 20 th  century, cold spring harbor labs 1910-1940 support of many rich  American families  Social Darwinism-  moving away from the idea of “survival of  the fittest” because it shows no sympathy for those unable to  support themselves, led to racial hygiene, forced sterilization,  extermination of individuals based on perceived differences  Racial hygiene –  a form of selective breeding, to make the  most superior race for the next generation, sometimes initiated  by governments, for example the holocaust Forced sterilization-  making people, humans get fixed so they  are unable to reproduce at will  Nazi ideology-  white Christians are the supreme race, example  of racial hygiene, genetic purity  Francis Galton Theory of Human Instincts-   backlash after WW2 to the 
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TERMS - Biologythestudyoflifeandlivingorganisms,includinghow

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