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Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore

Started this discussion. Last reply by T A A Sep 14, 2013. 449 Replies

I have some pretty strong feelings about eugenics (it's a good and necessary practice), but I find it very, VERY difficult to talk about it with anyone since I'm instantly labeled a Nazi for…Continue

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T A A replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"The DSM-5 has brought about massive changes to the definitions of Autism and Aspergers, they are now much closer together. On functionality... my counsellor can not determine if I'm on the Asperger chart or not, because whatever the childhood…"
Sep 14, 2013
Ward Cressin replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"Autism is unlike other mental disabilities in several ways. First is that if the child is diagnosed and trained early, they can become far more functional. Since it was never diagnosed early until recently AFAIK there are no adults yet who were…"
Aug 27, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"Hell yeah, extend the twenties! And still, focus more on the health of all the young, from birth. I like that perspective, rather than just "extending life". I'm sold."
Aug 22, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"(And advances in genetics and epigenetics will someday help us deal with it even sooner.)"
Aug 22, 2013
T A A replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"'nother interesting segue: Following a severely autistic boy's incessant howling in the neighbour's yard (being babysat at grandma's house) and freaking out the neighbourhood children, a neighbour dropped off this letter …"
Aug 21, 2013
Unseen replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"Contrary to your apparent belief, most of us will not end up in a nursing home until very, very, very late in life. He volunteered in an occupational therapy center operated the the Cleveland Clinic for about 20 years, until he could no…"
Aug 19, 2013
T A A replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"On your 1st question... a bit of both. Some seniors, rare some, get to live more fully/interestingly than in youth, close to that 1% that are financially on top of the world. Most seniors don't. Most seniors end up alone in old age homes, and…"
Aug 19, 2013
Unseen replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"And the longer we live, the more mental health problems are present in society. I'm not sure what you are saying here. Are you just saying that the longer people live on the average, the more illnesses they will have over their lifetime, or…"
Aug 19, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"@T A A & Da pope; You both bring up many good points. "The answers are out there.""
Aug 19, 2013
T A A replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"And the longer we live, the more mental health problems are present in society. Focusing on our own longevity instead of focusing on the health of youth would lead to an incredibly boring society, for as we age, we focus more and more on…"
Aug 19, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"I see some catch 22 here. Death in humans is no longer required for the purpose of genetic evolution, so aging itself is no longer necessary. That leaves open an opportunity to enhance health and productive lifespan for society. Most people would…"
Aug 19, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"LOL"
Aug 19, 2013
Ward Cressin replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"So, Max Headroom + Gun Monkey = Gun Headroom & Max Monkey. (You did use the plural "babies".) I'm not sure how unseen they will be. Of course, Unseen isn't very unseen himself - writing-wise.   :)"
Aug 19, 2013
T A A replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"Well now, funding, that is the fundamental question here. How much of our public health care money do we want to deviate away from regular "casualty" health care, which is the original purpose of health care, to handle accidents. On the…"
Aug 19, 2013
Unseen replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"Well, I suppose giving up Angelina Jolie is a good trade off. You tacitly admit that point, I guess."
Aug 18, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Schroeder Alice Veidt's discussion 'Eugenics - A touchy subject I'd like to explore'
"@Unseen; It's not about changing Angelina Jolie, it is about the genetic trait that she carries.  The fear that caused her to make such a dramatic choice is something no woman should have to be faced with. Gene therapy might allow women in…"
Aug 18, 2013

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At 2:16pm on May 31, 2011, Lyndi Rogers said…
Are you a brony?!?
At 11:13pm on May 17, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend, Schroeder. Nice to meet you. Hope to see you around the community, you'll love it here. :)
At 6:13am on May 16, 2011, kelltrill said…
Yo. Thanks for the add :)
At 11:13pm on May 15, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Hey, welcome to TA and thanks for the add!
At 8:28am on May 12, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to TA!!!!!
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