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#12, RE: Extracurricular Sci-fi Reading
Posted by Gryphon on Sep-25-21 at 02:26 PM
In response to message #4
>I'm not sure it counts as eugenics?
>After all, the Arisians didn't cull failed species or anything like

Human nature being what it is, brutality toward the unfavored does often find its way into eugenics movements, but it isn't an inherent part of the concept, as such. Heck, some eugenicists think what they're up to is broadly altruistic, since they reckon those "less fortunate" will benefit from the leadership of the superior.

The Arisians seem to be of that persuasion. This attitude is offensively paternalistic to modern sensibilities, but I would submit that it beats "exterminate the weak," which is more of a Boskone thing in this context. :)

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