Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eugenics: Con

"Smart people" regularly imply by their words and the policies that they desire to implement that: "we would be better off if all of those ignoramuses didn't breed." Which is inaccurate, not to mention unethical, and a very dangerous thing to say explicitly----if you like hanging out with the rest of the civilized world. But older and wiser people than myself have more brilliant and concise arguments:

Being smart is better than being stupid, but being stupid and alive is far better than not existing at all."   Bryan Caplan Against Hi IQ
 (from marginal revolution)