American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of generative or procreative development; the doctrine of progress or evolution, especially in the human race, through improved conditions in the relations of the sexes.
- n. biology The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
- n. philosophy A social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human hereditary qualities through selective breeding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
- n. the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
- Comes from Ancient Greek meaning "good breeding". Coined in 1883 by an English scientist, Francis Galton, who was cousin of Charles Darwin. (Wiktionary)
“The term eugenics comes from the Greek roots for “good” and “generation” or “origin” and was first used to refer to the “science” of heredity and good breeding in about 1883.”
“The Galton connection is quite obviously baseless, for surely no one can be held responsible for something their cousin promotes (especially since Galton didn't even invent the term eugenics until a year after Darwin's death and Darwin specifically condemned any policy that would "neglect the weak and helpless").”
“I'm not sure it's fair to use the term eugenics, in that we're not talking about euthanizing old people, en masse or individually, at least not in this case.”
“None dare call it eugenics, but private eugenics is highly popular with liberals.”
“In addition, one can download the book “Hereditary Genius” from the internet and as far as I can tell, the term eugenics does not appear in the book.”
“I am aware the term eugenics didn't have the same negative context pre-WW2 it has obtained post-WW2.”
“His subject that evening unfortunately was not advice to travellers but rather his theories on what he calls eugenics, with which I simply cannot agree.”
“And he was the man who coined the term eugenics, wasn't he?”
“Glenn Beck was stating this morning that eugenics is the ultimate goal of Obama's health care plan.”
“Class-based eugenics is alive and well in the world today, most glaringly in the US of A.”
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