Archiv für 30. Januar 2008

Brent Jessop
Knowledge Driven
Tuesday January 29, 2008

„If there is not to be an endless succession of wars, population will have to become stationary throughout the world, and this will probably have to be done, in many countries, as a result of governmental measures. This will require an extension of scientific technique into very intimate matters.“ – Bertrand Russell, 1952 (p38)

Bertrand Russell in his 1952 book The Impact of Science on Society* describes a variety of methods that have been and could be used to reduce the population of the world to a more manageable size. Another very interrelated concept of a managed population size is the practice of eugenics. To be more precise, the practice of dysgenics for the commoners and eugenics for the aristocracy. Commoners will be bred to create a „submissive and docile disposition“ while the aristocracy will be bred for much different qualities. „Gradually, by selective breeding the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species.“ (mehr …)