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Old 02-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #407
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Eugenics is the "applied science or the bio-social movement which advocates the use of practices aimed at improving the genetic composition of a population", usually a human population.The origins of the concept of eugenics began with certain interpretations of Mendelian inheritance, and the theories of August Weismann...Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of the six elements oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus...


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Ningishzida is a Mesopotamian deity of the underworld. His name in Sumerian is translated as "lord of the good tree"...
Eugenics was widely popular in the early decades of the 20th century. By the mid-20th century eugenics had fallen into disfavour, having become associated with Nazi Germany. This country's approach to genetics and eugenics was focused on Eugen Fischer's concept of phenogenetics and the Nazi twin study methods of Fischer and Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer. Both the public and some elements of the scientific community have associated eugenics with Nazi abuses, such as enforced "racial hygiene", human experimentation, and the extermination of "undesired" population groups. However, developments in genetic, genomic, and reproductive technologies at the end of the 20th century have raised many new questions and concerns about the meaning of eugenics and its ethical and moral status in the modern era, effectively creating a resurgence of interest in eugenics...



Contemporary knowledge concerning the manner in which the human body reacts to freezing is based almost exclusively on Nazi experiments. This, together with the recent use of data from Nazi research into the effects of phosgene gas, has proven controversial and presents an ethical dilemma for modern physicians who do not agree with the methods used to obtain this data. Similarly, controversy has arisen from the use of results of biological warfare testing done by the Imperial Japanese Army's Unit 731. However, the results from Unit 731 were kept classified by the United States until the majority of doctors involved were given pardons...


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