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Re: World Spathiphyllum and Big Bang

  • Subject: Re: World Spathiphyllum and Big Bang
  • From: SelbyHort@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 08:47:33 -0500 (CDT)


Loved the rant. Your mention of Eugenics made my hair stand on end. I have 
been reading a great deal about this subject lately. Seems one of the primary 
movers in the American eugenics movement was a professor at the University of 
Vermont (the state where I now live). The Germans came to the US and to 
Vermont to study this "new science" of breeding better humans and a few years 
later a fellow named Hitler played it all out for the world to see.

The NYC school of photography recently held a eugenics exhibition of images 
from the early part of the 20th century that documented US efforts to 
eliminate "undesirables and the feeble-minded" through massive state approved 
sterilization campaigns in this country. People have already forgotten all 
about this. Modern DNA recombinant research is bringing this issue all back 
into focus. It is horrible to consider in light of past efforts that sought 
to destroy our humanness for the sake of a so-called superior race.

You got it right....DNA is the ultimate biometric identifier. Fortunately 
human rights issues and cost prevent human genetic identification from being 
put in place on a wide scale, at least for the present. Will humans, in the 
Darwinian sense, be "the one most responsive to change", and in so doing 
choose to adopt and develop this technology as our species survival path?

Donna Atwood

In a message dated 04/27/2001 11:41:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
roniles@eircom.net writes:

<< Everything, everyone, with bar code tags to go though a million Life Bank
 checkouts.   Blanket man made diversity everywhere.  Wonderful!  Far more
 spectacular and better for wise Man. In this New Eugenic
 Order (NEO), taxonomists won't need to work in the "field"
 any more. >>

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