We’ve been a bit light and fluffy around here lately, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but here’s something a bit heavier for you to chew on.
In the comments to my latest post on human evolution and “stupidity”, it was suggested that perhaps I underestimate the support for eugenics among skeptics. History aside, I personally can’t get past the fact that it just feels wrong. Not very objective, I know; i’m still thinking about it. It seems to me that it commoditizes human life in a way that can never be ethical.
What do you think? Could a human selective breeding program be carried out ethically? Is this something you think will be necessary to the future survival of humanity?