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I know that the Jedi are not supposed to have attachments with others (so it doesn't interfere with their work) and that would effect romantic relationships. However Force sensitivity is, at least sometimes, able to be passed on genetically.

Why hasn't there been some kind of breeding program to encourage more people with a higher level of Force sensitivity from the offspring such a program would create?

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    This sounds like something more along the lines of what the Dark Side would be interested in. So, the right question might be "Why isn't there a Sith breeding program?". Then again, that would violate the Rule of Two, which has been pretty well covered in other questions here, I think. – Iszi Feb 10 '12 at 2:07
  • A "Jedi breeding programme" ... seriously? – bitmask Feb 10 '12 at 2:20
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    What do you mean there's no Jedi Breeding Program? What do you call LucasFilm then? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Feb 10 '12 at 2:40
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    Why is everyone (like @bitmask) so shocked? How else would they produce a Kwisatz Haderach? Seriously, there's one in Dune and nobody's shocked or offended by that one. – Tango Feb 11 '12 at 6:03
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    @Tango: Take "everyone (like @bitmask)" and turn it into "just @bitmask". – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 2 '14 at 14:08

Not only was there no Jedi "breeding program," Jedi were forbidden from reproducing at all (except cereans due to their low birth rates). In one of the EU books, Vergere told Luke it was to prevent a "dynasty," like the (then) "three generations of Skywalkers, all strong in the Force." [I believe that's the actual quote, unfortunately I don't have the book to check.]

I'm sure you can imagine that if there were a particularly powerful family, they could come to dominate and corrupt the Jedi Order.

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    The Skywalker family certainly doesn't have a great track record; of five Force-sensitive direct descendants of Shmi Skywalker, two fall to the Sith in a very dramatic way (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus). – KeithS Mar 3 '12 at 1:38
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    @KeithS - should be six force-sensitive descendants (Anakin, Luke, Leia, Jacen, Jaina, Anakin) – The Fallen Jun 22 '12 at 14:59

I don't know of any kind of breeding program for humans in real life. The only breeding programs I am familiar with are for dogs maybe.

It just doesn't seem natural.

Jedi in general are unattached to things. Why would they want to game the whole life and force thing? It doesn't seem to make sense in their universe for people, nor ours.

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    Have you really never heard of eugenics? You'd be surprised how many people actually think selectively breeding humans is a good thing. (I'm not one of them by a long shot.). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics – David Stratton Feb 10 '12 at 3:29
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    And, for a less blatant example, look at how many sperm and egg banks pay more for sperm and eggs from intelligent, healthy, white people and similarly charge more. – FuzzyBoots Mar 4 '14 at 17:22

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