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Richard Dawkins On Eugenics
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April 19, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Here are a couple of tweets today from Richard Dawkins making the same basic point I made 13 years ago in a VDARE article on Celebrity Feminist Eugenics:

?@RichardDawkins 
If you were contemplating Artificial Insemination, would you be content with a random donor? Or would you make a deliberate choice?
?@RichardDawkins 
Almost 100% say they`d opt for nonrandom choice of sperm donor. Shock, horror, you`re all eugenicists!

Dawkins is a product of the English tradition that produced Galton, Fisher, and Hamilton, all of them ardent eugenicists, yet, somehow, none of them Nazis. One might almost think that Stephen Jay Gould wasn`t a reliable, unbiased guide to evolutionary theory and its history. But, of course, that`s unthinkable.

In reality, eugenics had no more to do with WWII happening than the ever-popular Volkswagen Beetle, probably less. But it did provide a convenient club for academics in the late 20th Century to use to whomp their predecessors of the early 20th Century.

For an analysis of Dawkins` views on race, see my 2004 VDARE article.

And for Dawkins and ethnic nepotism, see my followup article