Eugenics

Eugenics

Eugenics is also called Eugenetics.

Explanation

Eugenics is the theory and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population. It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits (positive eugenics), and reduced reproduction of people with less-desired or undesired traits (negative eugenics).

 

CPER's standpoint

CPER propagates the fundamental human right of Positive Intrinsic Eugenics (PIE), which belief is based on the following conditions:

  • It is a basic democratic human right to choose yourself (at free will) with whom you want to procreate in a natural way, for whatever reason you find fit. No one may forbid you to marry the reproduction partner of your own choice, (when your are an adult)!
  • A heterosexual man or woman may seek a reproduction partner with whom he/she hopes to create children that may display an improved ratio/combination of both their desired parental traits (physical or mental).
  • People hope, by procreating with the partner of choice, to increase the chances that, in the random combination of genetic traits at fertilization, their offspring become better adapted towards surviving the circumstances of life. This way, parents strive for a better biological Quality of Life for their future offspring.

Some examples of possible improved outcome (as perceived by the procreating partners) of intrinsic positive 'breeding' are:
Improved physical qualities: tallness, strength, agility, speed, physical endurance, improved immune system, longevity, beauty. Also: (striving for) offspring with normal health by avoiding having children from a partner with an illness caused by certain genetic factors, for example: some forms of cancer.
Improved mental competences: higher IQ or EQ, such as: photographic memory, numeracy skills, verbal fluency, perfect musical hearing/pitch, caring love, social communication talent, emotional stability, mental hardiness, stress resistance, leadership qualities.

CPER's definition of PIE (within humans):
Positive Intrinsic Eugenics is: the tendency for genetic improvement within a species, by means of natural procreation, caused by the inner (human) drive/impulse to seek a particular reproduction partner to increase the chance of desirable qualities in their communal offspring.
PIE is therefore the inner drive to seek positive qualities from a potential reproduction partner, with the hope of creating children equipped with survival characteristics, that are desired by both parents.

Opposite formulation:
Tendency of people to strive for offspring with a normal healthy constitution by avoiding creating children with a partner who carries an illness caused by certain inherited genetic factors, for example: some forms of cancer, or enzyme deficiencies.

Future evolution of mankind:
CPER states that, because of the accelerating human overpopulation, the struggle for life will become harder and harder worldwide. Thus people will do anything to produce offspring that has a better chance of surviving harsh reality.

 

Linguistic derivation

The term Eugenics is derived from the ancient Greek words eu- (εὖ), meaning "good/well", and -genes (γένος), meaning "born" or "race".

 

External sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics

 

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