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Antonyms for eugenics

the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

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In the film The Eugenist , the plot revolves around a group of college students who stumble upon an abandoned school.
To this end, Blacker announced '[t] he eugenist should, therefore, at this early stage, make contact with leading personalities in these developing services.
Embracing the idea of evolution, eugenists argued that through the judicious control of human reproduction, and the numerical increase of the middle class, paradise on earth might be gained, and Britain's supremacy in the world maintained.
Important though this objective was to eugenists, their more immediate goal in advocating and ultimately securing passage of the Act was to address what was perceived to be a serious and growing problem of public order and public health--namely the problem of the feebleminded as a menace to society, as a source of rampant crime and moral delinquency.
The text is clear that eugenic revolutions, such as birth control, should not be used as freedom from motherhood, which is "the first glorious goal for the eugenist on the negative side of the question.
However, in his widely read book, The Criminal, the English Lombrosian and eugenist Havelock Ellis rejected as less than authoritative Lombroso's claim that in the search for criminals one must go "as far back as" various insectivorous plants.
Harris's occasionally humorous tone is anchored by her firm awareness of Playboy criticism and understanding of the eugenist movement.
Vasconcelos, along with other Latin American eugenists, endorsed the concept of racial purity, but instead of accepting Eurocentric values "praised racial hybridization as itself a form of eugenization that would help consolidate the nation around the mestizo".
Although not overlooked, more emphasis might be placed on the link between physical anthropology and the statistical study of human populations pioneered by Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, and other eugenists.
Did the eugenists really need to receive the support of their class enemies as well as their old friends, if they were to succeed in pushing through their programme?