dysgenics


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dysgenics

(dĭs-jĕn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The belief that deterioration of the human gene pool occurs by the increased survival and reproduction of people with undesirable traits.

dys·gen′ic adj.

dysgenics

[disjen′iks]
the study of factors or situations that are genetically detrimental to the future of a race or species. Compare eugenics.
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Yet during the very century in which, The Bell Curve says, dysgenics has run wild globally, overall scores on IQ tests have consistently risen by decade, among blacks as well as whites.
Hitler's own ideas are analyzed and Glad states that Hitler did not have a clear view of dysgenics but was motivated more by a desire to preserve and improve the Nordic race, comprising specifically the Germanic peoples (which he saw as including the English, the Scandinavians, and related European peoples) as a genetic entity.
He describes eugenics as the vision of human betterment and the Holocaust correctly as a dysgenic event, of the kind that has often occurred when populations revolt against their fate by punishing a successful minority, as happened in the French Revolution (les aristocrates a la lanterne), and more recently in China and Cambodia.