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Eugenics and bioethics, James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about eugenics and bioethic
Transcript:
Eugenics is sort of self correcting your evolution, and the message I have is that individuals should direct the evolution of their descendants, don't let the State do it. I think it would be irresponsible not to direct your evolution if you could, in the sense that you could have a healthy child versus an unhealthy child, I think it is irresponsible not to try and direct the evolution to produce a human being who would be an asset to the world as well as to himself.
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james watson,watson james,eugenics,bioethics,descendants,evolution
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