eugenicist


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eugenicist

(yo͞o-jĕn′ĭ-sĭst) also

eugenist

(yo͞o′jə-nĭst)
n.
An advocate of or a specialist in eugenics.
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In addition, criminal prosecution of pregnant drug addicts for fetal abuse, or other similar crimes is eugenicist because it reinforces the classification of certain babies as more desirable than others on the basis of traits society supposedly deems valuable.
It is no exaggeration to say that even while these heartless eugenicists thought that what they were doing was righteous and noble--and would do the human race some good--it was actually an evil manifestation, a cursed plot, or conspiracy, and deliberate act to manipulate human evolution.
The ideology reflected in the activities of the Pioneer Fund was also derived from the writings of Madison Grant, another American eugenicist with whom Laughlin was extensively involved.
8) In this instance, eugenicists try to manipulate genes or the mating of genes to increase the incidence of "positive" or "desirable traits.
Social Darwinism stressed the improvement of human hereditary by natural selection, while eugenics typically emphasises artificial selection, a distinction made more complicated as some eugenicists are devoted to Social Darwinism.
She argues that language was narrowly defined as a product of voice in many Victorian disciplines, which helped feed conflict between proponents of orality (teaching the deaf to speak), such as eugenicist Alexander Graham Bell, and proponents (mostly the deaf) of sign language.
A century ago, many liberals were eugenicist elitists who would no more have supported gay marriage or a liberal welfare state than does Rush Limbaugh today.
Davenport was a Harvard zoologist and eugenicist, authoring the book Heredity in Relation to Eugenics and founding the American Eugenics Record Office.
Early twentieth-century psychologist and eugenicist H.
The New Street building is an important part of Birmingham's history and it was where in addition to Tolkien, Francis Galton, explorer, anthropologist and eugenicist, Edward Burne-Jones, artist and designer, Enoch Powell, politician and classical scholar, all famous sons of Birmingham, and Field Marshall Slim were also educated.
His portraits, in particular Shockley's decline from preeminence to a eugenicist, met with general acclaim.