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The Pros And Cons Of Eugenics

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This paper overviews major ideas surrounding Eugenics including past, present, and future events that have shaped the human race. The first major sign of Eugenics started with the feeble Carrie Buck, who was sent to an institution for sterilization. But, it did not end there. As seen in Nazi Germany during World War 1, the national goal was to form a perfect race in order to exterminate individuals perceived as weaker links. Individuals such as Jews, and Homosexuals. History rewrites itself and Eugenics has been passed on, and is now used on prisoners and the mentally and physically disabled by the process of sterilization. The future of Eugenics, is now in the hands of scientists around the world about whether or not they want to pursue a potential social divide between the enhanced and natural born individuals, or let human evolution continue its work.

Keywords: Eugenics, Sterilization, and Extermination

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