Remaking Humans

Eugenics is all about how the elites envision the perfect human being, how we should be. Early on, it was about eradicating those who were considered inferior, through sterilisation and even genocide, or encouraging the ‘superior’ individuals to pass on their traits. It was an idea that was responsible for many of the evils of the holocaust, as the Nazis pursued their vision for the Aryan race, the “master race”. Such actions saw the sovereignty of the individual trashed in favour of a utopian vision for humanity and the greater good. Nowadays however, the vision has changed. The perfect human is now one which will be more climate-friendly.

IF IT is so hard to change the climate to suit humans, why not alter humans  to suit the changing climate, philosophers from Oxford and New York universities  are asking.

They suggest humans could be modified to be smaller, dislike eating meat,  have fewer children and be more willing to co-operate with social goals.

These would be the “social goals” that the elites have in store for us.

A person’s ecological footprint is directly correlated  to  size, because  larger people eat more than lighter people, their cars need more fuel to carry  them and they wear out shoes, carpets and furniture sooner than lighter people,  the authors write. They suggest hormone treatments could be used to suppress  child growth, or embryos could be selected for smaller size.

How can the worth of a human life is decided on the basis of our impact on the planet?

The authors emphasise they are not advocating human engineering be adopted, only  that it be considered. They also envisage it as a voluntary activity possibly  supported by incentives such as tax breaks or sponsored healthcare, not  something coerced or mandatory.

Even if not coercively implemented, we still have the state trying to achieve the goal of a superior human race, rather than respecting the supreme value of each and every human being. While the authors do not envision or desire any sort of mandatory eugenics program to instil us with a sense of climate virtue, what they are proposing sets us down a slippery slope into dangerous territory, to a road history has taken us before.

Bill Whittle explains the battle throughout history between the constrained vision of humanity and that of the virtuous, unconstrained vision.

(Via: Andrew Bolt)

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Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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2 Responses to Remaking Humans

  1. techapilla says:

    One cannot help thinking how similiar the arguments for eugenics are, to the argument for abortion.

  2. techapilla says:

    Looks like the authors of this article are now backtracking from their statements, saying in effect that they were just stirring things up – http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/03/14/human_engineering_for_climate_change_and_trolling_.html . Whether they were stirring or not, they are not the first people to think of remaking humans – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

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