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Moral lesson from American eugenics movement and Nazi Germany, James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. Benno Müller-Hill and James Watson discuss what happened to Nazi doctors after the war and what can be learned from Hitler's attempt to make a perfect race. Here he talks about the state shouldn't make genetic decisions. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the third reich > Epilogue > The lesson of eugenics)
Transcript:
Well I think the main lesson to be learned is the State shouldn't make genetic decisions. That was certainly the moral one could see from the American eugenics movement, and even more so, from what happened here in Germany.
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american eugenics movement benno müller hill genetic decisions nazi doctors james watson nazi germany third reich moral lesson interviewee epilogue hitler
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