- Latin stirps, stirpis, stem, stock, race + cultura culture. (Wiktionary)
“In the course of what we call stirpiculture," said Noyes, "Charles, as you know, is in the situation of one who is by and by to become a father.”
“And in the time to come, when the brain ceases to be the servant of the belly, the head the lackey of the heart, in that time stirpiculture, which is scientific perpetuation, will take the place of romantic love.”
“Here's where it gets a little scary … eugenics, then known as stirpiculture, was introduced in 1869.”
“stirpiculture," at what Mr. Francis Galton now calls "Eugenics," in the mating of the members, and there was also a limitation of offspring.”
“It is well, and it might have been better, but do not give over and talk of stirpiculture.”
“A plea for the unborn: An argument that children could, and therefore should, be born with a sound mind in a sound body, and that man may become perfect by means of selection and stirpiculture by Henry Smith”
“Even if it were possible, through the adoption of some system of stirpiculture, to breed all human beings to a common type, so that they would all be tall or short, fat or thin, light or dark, according to choice, it would not be a very desirable ideal, would it?”
“+ Campanella's "City of the Sun" (1637), which emphasizes community of property and stirpiculture;”
“The superior qualities of the guardian and auxiliary class were to be maintained by the practice of stirpiculture and state control of the bringing up of children.”
“He has developed and understands stirpiculture -- the improvement of the race by careful breeding -- which with us is as yet mere theory, and as we look down at the ant, we look up to him because the strangely active creature manages to do without sleep.”
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