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More Corner Eugenics


The Cornerites continue to discuss eugenics.

Derbyshire agrees with Stuttaford's comment that increasing the human capacity to love would be a terrible idea. "Capacity to Love." He quotes a poem, that seems to say (I am not sure) that love is the cause of great sadness. It can be, of course. But it in my view it is the most essential human quality that offers our best chance of creating a truly compassionate and just society in which everyone is wanted and included.

Ponnuru makes some good points about Derbyshire's approach to debate and adds some new thoughts of his own: "Thinking About Eugenics."


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