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Old 19-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #28
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Arrow The Island of Doctor M

Eugenics (from Greek eu, meaning "good/well", and -genēs, meaning "born") is the belief and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population.. It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits (positive eugenics), and reduced reproduction of people with less-desired or undesired traits (negative eugenics)..The philosophy was most famously expounded by Plato, who believed human reproduction should be monitored and controlled by the state..However, Plato understood this form of government control would not be readily accepted, and proposed the truth be concealed from the public via a fixed lottery.. Mates, in Plato's Republic, would be chosen by a "marriage number" in which the quality of the individual would be quantitatively analyzed, and persons of high numbers would be allowed to procreate with other persons of high numbers. In theory, this would lead to predictable results and the improvement of the human race. However, Plato acknowledged the failure of the "marriage number" since "gold soul" persons could still produce "bronze soul" children.. Plato's ideas may have been one of the earliest attempts to mathematically analyze genetic inheritance, which was later improved by the development of Mendelian genetics and the mapping of the human genome...

Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post

Seeing that the door to Moreau's operating room has been left unlocked, he walks in to find a humanoid form lying in bandages on the table before he is ejected by a shocked and angry Dr. Moreau.. He believes that Dr. Moreau has been vivisecting humans and that he is the next test subject.. He flees into the jungle where he meets an Ape-Man who takes him to a colony of similarly half-human/half-animal creatures.. Their leader is a large grey thing named the Sayer of the Law who has him recite a strange litany called the Law that involves prohibitions against bestial behaviour and praise for Moreau..One day, Prendick and Montgomery encounter a half-eaten rabbit. Since eating flesh and tasting blood are strong prohibitions, Dr. Moreau calls an assembly of the Beast Folk and identifies the Leopard-Man (the same one that chased Prendick the first time he wandered into the jungle) as the transgressor Knowing that he will be sent back to Dr. Moreau's compound for more painful sessions of vivisection, the Leopard-Man flees... mean that they manufacture human beings who walk, talk..and feel..You're special.. You have a very special purpose in life.. You've been chosen.. The Island awaits you... human population is now 3,000,000 highbred elite and 5,000,000,000 morons. The "average" IQ is 45..Several generations before the onset of the story, the small number of remaining 100-and-higher-IQ technocrats, after being ignored by the general public about the impending population problem, banded together to preserve the human race. The elite work feverishly like slaves in order to keep the morons alive...

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