5.18.2023 UPDATE: Eugenics Part II (1974–Present Day)

Here are your show notes for today’s class:


An Essay on the Principle of Population

On The Origin of Species: The story of Darwin’s title



eugenics (Britannica)

Eugenics (Stanford)

Eugenics (Slide Presentation)

History of Eugenics (Slide Presentation)



Francis Galton

The Origins of Eugenics

Learn about Francis Galton and the beginnings of eugenics, or “race science,” and consider the relationship between science and society.



Eugenics: Its Origin and Development (1883 – Present) NIH

The Fabian Society, Eugenics and the Historic Forces Behind Today’s Systemic Breakdown

Eugenics in the United States: The Forgotten Movement

The Early History of the Eugenics Movement

The Racism of Eugenics

Eugenics and Scientific Racism NIH

Eugenics is an inaccurate theory linked to historical and present-day forms of discrimination, racism, ableism and colonialism. It has persisted in policies and beliefs around the world, including the United States.



21 Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Supported The Eugenics Movement

G.B. Shaw, defender of Stalinism and eugenics

The Irish writer was a fierce defender of the Soviet Union and its regime and even a supporter of eugenics, promoting the idea of killing people who weren’t ‘useful’ to society.

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

What Margaret Sanger Really Said About Eugenics and Race



Eugenics: the skeleton that rattles loudest in the left’s closet

Eugenics and the master race of the left – archive, 1997



Modern-Day Eugenics: Who Lives and Who Dies?

Inside America’s Horrifying Modern-Day Eugenics Movement

Fact Check-mRNA vaccines are distinct from gene therapy, which alters recipient’s genes

What is Gene Therapy?

A novel mRNA modification may impact the human genetic code

Yes, the Vaccine Can Change Your DNA

Modern Eugenics: A Disability Theory Perspective on CRISPR

Is modern genetics the new eugenics?



Peter Singer and Eugenics

Peter Singer: Eugenics Is Great! (YIKES!)



The Dark Side of CRISPR

Its potential ability to “fix” people at the genetic level is a threat to those who are judged by society to be biologically inferio

CRISPR Scientist’s Biography Explores Ethics Of Rewriting The Code Of Life

Merriam-Webster gives “vaccine” a new definition

What is the difference between the old definition of the word vaccine that I’m hearing about and the new definition?



Eugenics and Other Evils

American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism

The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism

Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State

Hitler’s Professors: The Part of Scholarship in Germany’s Crimes Against the Jewish People

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