Human Exceptionalism

Eugenics 100th Birthday

In this Daily Standard column, David Klinghoffer, my colleague at the Discovery Institute, notes that it has been 100 years since eugenic sterilization was first legalized in the USA. He also points out that while Darwin opposed discriminating against the weak, the pernicious eugenics theory was deemed by some of his followers as merely a natural application of Darwin’s theory of evolution, (or, as I might put it) from the reductionist materialistic philosophy that flowed therefrom denying the intrinsic worth of human life. Klinghoffer also warns against a new eugenics arising from the original version’s ashes, which is dangerous (I would say) precisely for the same reason that the first version was so deadly. Food for thought.

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