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Defective argument

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Eugenics is a dirty word that conjures up disturbing images of a dark Victorian past. Eugenicists were convinced that societal ills such as poverty and prostitution were simply the result of bad heredity—and that a smart society would prevent such people from breeding. The movement began in the late 19th century, after Charles Darwin mooted the idea of natural selection. It was Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton, who coined the term “eugenics”, meaning “the science of producing sound offspring”—which could mean anything from encouraging healthy, bright people to have more children,