Between 1907 and 1963 more than 64,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized for common good. Can "bad seeds" be weeded out by force sterilization?
Natural selection says only the fit will surprise. The fit are those that have the inherited traits that help them best adapt to their habitat so that they live long enough to have and raise their offspring. Does this mean all of the inheritable traits of organisms ultimately serve one purpose: improve the adaptation of the organisms to their environments?
Under occupation, Danish farmers were banned from raising their home country’s flag. In protest against the Danish flag ban, Danish farmers came up with an ingenious idea: The farmers would raise a new pig breed. The Danish Protest Pig was born.
Little did the English economist Thomas Malthus know, with the publication of his book in 1789 he was rolling a snowball that would soon turn into an avalanche.
Half a century before Albert Einstein, English naturalist Charles Darwin’s scientific theory of evolution by natural selection founded modern evolutionary studies.
In the first half of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler’s Germany forcefully sterilized or murdered hundreds of thousands of people, whom they found genetically imperfect.
Between the 1890s and 1910s was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America.
When the book was published in 1859 it became a bestseller instantly, partly thanks to his conversational style in the book, rather than academic.