Monthly Archives: February 2018

Time to reassess eugenics?

Eugen­ics is an ancient idea with a ter­ri­ble mod­ern rep­u­ta­tion. Is that rep­u­ta­tion now irrrel­e­vant? [A dis­cus­sion paper for a talk I gave in 2015: repro­duced here for my records, and per­haps your inter­est] TL; DR Nine­teenth cen­tu­ry lib­er­als —- con­tem­po­raries of Dar­win —- revived the idea, which com­pris­es two relat­ed objec­tives, one neg­a­tive, one […]