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[–] RaptorJesus 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Holy fucken shit, who would have thought.

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[–] chronicdisco 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Amusingly it was considered common sense up until (((people))) demonized the concept of eugenics.

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[–] Omgaar 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Demonized it but continue to enforce it. Make sure you don't have that second or third child so you have money to pay taxes to LaShanquas 9th child from her 9th baby daddy.

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[–] Pukudo 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The genetic conditions here associated with higher general intelligence here are the kind of thing that Nazis would be screening out in their Eugenics. ADHD and Alezemisers. In otherwords this is a strong argument against eugenics in favour of a diverse genetic pool.

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[–] canbot 7 points -2 points (+5|-7) ago  (edited ago)

eugenics is stupid because you can't reliably predict the results. Genetics is extremely complicated. Billions of variables, each one having a tiny effect on every variable in life so that there is only a collective outcome and not one that can be measured for each gene.

Intelligent people have fewer babies voluntarily. This leads to huge problems and is a losing strategy globally. Intelligent people commit suicide at a much higher rate. Have higher social anxiety. And often suffer depression. This does not make for a utopic society.

Like most things, if used extremely carefully and sparingly, it has great potential. But it is a recipe for disaster the way people like you want to use it.