(+)Eugenics, Yea or Nay?

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    Where eugenics is defined for the sake of this discussion as:
    The use of genetic technologies that we possess or shall come to possess to enable parents to determine what genetic traits are passed on to their children, with the stated aims and goals of eliminating genetic disease, improving the human form (eg:restoring the human ability to synthesize our own vitamin C, should it prove possible to repair the damaged pseudogene), prolonging life, and improving the quality of human life.
     
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    Improving the quality of life leaves a lot of really bad ideas that progressives love to spout on the table.
     
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    Care to clarify and present your actual objections rather than simply throwing around some Beckish bullshit? Let me guess, empathy leads us to bad places because Hitler killed the Jews out of empathy :rolleyes:
     
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    Accepting the definition you give for the word...yes.
     
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    New thread and we already have a bozo that can't stay on subject.
     
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    Nah, the folks who would wind up making the determination are usually the folks who should be first into the gas chamber. as was the case in Germany
     
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    Did I say anything about empathy?

    Hitler killed the disabled and psychiatric patients also, nit just Jews. In fact, he went after them first, in order to improve the quality of life. Maybe if you paid more attention to history you wouldn't sound so much like a fool by jumping to erroneous conclusions that I listen to Beck.

    Eugenics has always been about improving genes through various programs, and the best way to to that has always been eliminating defective stock from the gene pool and killing someone is the only 100% effective way to remove them from the gene pool. But keep thinking eugenics is a new idea, or that it is something pretty. It isn't, it is just another form of racism, only dressed in pretty clothes and a psuedo-scientific justification.
     
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    Good thing we didn't say anything about empathy, because you have none. Man you are one sick puppy.
     
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    Because I want clarification of a purposefully ambiguous term I cannot stay on subject? Maybe you are the fool for simply accepting he means the exact same thing you do when you say that term. On the other hand, maybe you are simply a racist, and don't care what it means because you know it will eventually mean what you want it to mean.
     
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    Because I do not support genocide? Or because I know history? Which one makes me a sick puppy?
     

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