Hello all,

Just wanted to see what were some of the thought processes regarding the eugenics movement that took place with the Nazi Regime in the 1930s.  Not going to have a stance on either side of the movement.  Just going to say that I feel that human evolution will come to a halt, being that medicine has advanced tremendously, and will continue this way.  With the advancements being made, natural selection will not be able to occur, as it does in evolution, and the “weak” will not be weeded out, and will be able to reproduce, and continue their genetic lineage.  Therefore, would the eugenics movement, the one for the genetic advancement for the human population, be a good idea? It could possibly advance our species to levels not previously assumed.  With the feeble not being able to reproduce, our society would seem to take a leap to possible stronger, smarter beings.  Would this be a great outlook, or what would be your take on this entire situation or idea? 

Thanks!

Tags: advancement, eugenics, evolution, genetics, humans, morality, morals, nazi

Views: 122

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

So which groups of "weak" people would you weed out?  The Jews?  The Roma?  The gay men?  The political dissenters?  or are would you be more equinanimous and just go for the ill among all ethnicities?  Perhaps those with low IQs?  Why don't we throw in those who aren't "fit" enough to compete economically? 

No, I don't think this would be a "great outlook."  I think it would be horrific.  Explain to me how allowing access to medicine prevents selection for intelligence?  And why do we need to be "stronger" if we have evolved to compensate culturally through technology and medicine?  Do humans not already dominate the earth? 

Evolution continues, regardless of what man does!

RSS

Forum

Nude atheist group

Started by Raymond in Society. Last reply by Raymond 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Socratic Method

Started by Michael in Ethics & Morals. Last reply by onyango makagutu 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

Babies Are Not Born Atheists

Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by archaeopteryx 3 hours ago. 16 Replies

Gideons International

Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by _Robert_ yesterday. 5 Replies

Events

Blog Posts

YES

Posted by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on May 23, 2015 at 5:00pm 9 Comments

The Purpose of Atheism

Posted by Pope Beanie on May 22, 2015 at 8:35pm 3 Comments

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service