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Questions tagged [eugenics]

The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding. Mentioned occasionally in Star Trek and features in the film Gattaca.

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What examples of genetic engineering and/or eugenics are there in Star Trek other than the Eugenics Wars?

Excluding Julian Bashir and the products of the human Eugenic Wars... do we ever encounter any species in Star Trek that have engaged in significant genetic self-modification or eugenics? Basically ...
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Why didn't Kirk mention Khan Noonien Singh when admonishing Dr. Korby

In the Star Trek episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" Kirk finds out that Dr. Korby wants to perfect humanity by replacing humans with androids. The two have the following exchange: KORBY: What ...
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Short Story involving an investigation into crimes at a designer baby facility, ending implicates eugenics

I'm pretty sure I read this in the late 1980s to the early 1990s in Ashland, KY, in an anthology of science fiction. Someone was sent in to investigate crimes at a facility for designer babies. I don'...
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Identify a story or novel accelerated men

I am trying to identify a book or series of books, probably 60's or 70's in date. All dealt with "accelerated men" who were faster and smarter, but only under certain conditions. I can't remember more ...
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How do the embryos in Brave New World split into 96 by doubling?

In Bokanovsky's Process, the embryos double when they start budding. Although the DHC says that each embryo can produce between "8 and 96" babies. How do you get 96 by doubling?
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Children's/YA book where twins are separated at birth in order to save one from eugenics empire?

The Story The story takes place within an interstellar empire whose most significant feature is its eugenics program. Individual freedom has been largely removed. People do not marry, and instead ...
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Has anyone read short story about a boy on a generation ship with an AI that is raising children?

In the early 90’s I read a short story about a boy (protagonist). I cannot remember his name (so let’s call him Adam) or his age, but I think he was about twelve years old. Adam was awoken by the ...
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Did Roddenberry think eugenics was already going on (as evidenced by Khan's age)?

In the episode Space Seed in the original series, Khan is awakened from suspended animation, where he's been since the early 1990s. He is said/implied a product of eugenics, and his crew escapees ...
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Were there any Greek Mythology heroes born of Goddesses? [closed]

A typical Greek hero origin story was being born to a mortal woman and an Olympic god (usually, though not exclusively, Zeus the Philanderer). See Herakles, Perseus, Bellerophon, etc... Were there ...
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What were the selection factors in the breeding program conducted by the Bene Gesserit to produce the Kwisatz Haderach?

I recall a line from the David Lynch film, that an Atreides daughter (presumably, Alia) could be wed to a Harkonnen heir (Feyd Rautha) to "seal the breach". ?? There's an analogy of sorts with ...
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Why is breeding men and orcs considered evil?

There is a quote from the History of Middle-Earth (Morgoth's Ring) - supplied in dlanod's answer - that states: There is no doubt that long afterwards, in the Third Age, Saruman rediscovered this, ...