Definition of Eugenics: Study of human improvement by genetic means. The first thorough exposition of eugenics was made by Francis Galton, who in Hereditary Genius (1869) proposed that a system of arranged marriages between men of distinction and women of wealth would eventually produce a gifted race. The American Eugenics Society, founded in 1926, supported Galton’s theories. U.S. eugenicists also supported restriction on immigration from nations with “inferior” stock, such as Italy, Greece, and countries of eastern Europe, and argued for the sterilization of insane, retarded, and epileptic citizens. Sterilization laws were passed in more than half the states, and isolated instances of involuntary sterilization continued into the 1970′s. source – Merriam Webster
Eugenics and Planned Parenthood: We recoil in horror when shown newsreel footage of the atrocities done by the Nazis during WWII, and rightly so. The Nazis under Hitler were one of the most inhumane and barbaric people ever to walk the face of this earth. They killed, tortured and mutilated their fellow human beings just for the sheer pleasure of it. Nazis believed that they could create an Aryan “master race” by breeding ‘pure Germans’ with each other while at the same time expunging from the population rolls all those they deemed as unfit to live. But these freakish notions did not die with Hitler. They are alive and well in every Planned Parenthood office across America.
The Negro Project: Planned Parenthood, founded by Margaret Sanger, has it’s roots deeply steeped in Nazi ideals. Sanger was, first and foremost, a eugenicist – one who believed in the inferiority of non-white races. In 1939, she proposed the infamous “Negro Project,” a plan developed at the behest of public-health officials in southern states, where she writes, “the most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Sanger also attempted to set up birth-control clinics in poor New York City neighborhoods to target “Blacks, Hispanics, Slavs, Amerinds, Fundamentalists, Jews and Catholics.”
Sanger was closely tied to Ernst Rudin, who served as Hitler’s director of genetic sterilization. An April 1933 article by Rudin – entitled “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need” – for Sanger’s monthly magazine, The Birth Control Review, detailed the establishment of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene and advocated its replication in the United States.
Eugenics and Bill Gates: Software billionaire Bill Gates, who previously has advocated the reduction of the human population through the use of vaccines, and his wife Melinda marked the 100th year since the First International Eugenics Congress in London with a “family planning” summit with abortionists and the United Nations.
The July 11 event, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development, included organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes International and the U.N. Populations Fund, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Critics pointed out the summit was held 100 years after the July 1912 eugenics conference led by Leonard Darwin, the son of Charles Darwin, and dedicated to Darwin’s half-cousin Francis Galton. Galton invented the term eugenics to promote the idea that strategic breeding would improve mankind.
According to Christian Voice, a ministry that analyzes current events and acts on Scriptural instructions for “a better way, God’s way,” the 1912 event promoted the “notion that economics can be improved by decreasing the surplus population,” based on the theories of Thomas Malthus.
The 17th century luminary suggested that the poor were “draining the world’s resources,” and a solution would be “to introduce policies specifically designed to bring death to large numbers of peasants.”
Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Technology, Entertainment and Design 2010 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. His February address was titled “Innovating to Zero!”
He presented a speech on global warming, stating that CO2 emissions must be reduced to zero by 2050. Gates said every person on the planet puts out an average of about five tons of CO2 per year.
“Somehow we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero,” he said. “It’s been constantly going up. It’s only various economic changes that have even flattened it at all. So we have to go from rapidly rising to falling, and falling all the way to zero.”
Gates presented the following equation: CO2 (total population emitted CO2 per year) = P (people) x S (services per person) x E (average energy per service) x C (average CO2 emitted per unit of energy)
“Let’s look at each one of these and see how we can get this down to zero,” he said. “Probably one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty near to zero. That’s a fact from high school algebra.”
Discussing the “P,” or population portion of the equation, he stated, “Let’s take a look. First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent” [emphasis added].
Further, he said it would not be hard to keep track of children, the vaccines they’ve had and when they’re due for another.
He said cell phone technology could be used to register every birth around the globe and track children to make sure they have been vaccinated as government advisers urge.
The massive effort was discussed by Gates at a mHealth Summit, which delved into the issues of technology and health. According to Natural News, Gates told the conference that the goal is a lower population, and using vaccines to improve early childhood health is a step in that direction. “That sounds paradoxical,” he said. “The fact is that within a decade of improving health outcomes, parents decide to have [fewer] children.”
“If you could register every birth on the cell phone, get fingerprints, get a location, then you could take the systems where you go around and make sure the immunizations happen,” he said. “Run them in a more effective way.”
WND also reported in May 2009 when Gates joined some of the richest men and women in the world meeting secretly in New York to talk about using their vast wealth to bring the world’s population growth under control. source – WND
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1
Professor Richard Dawkins today dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist – admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can’t prove God doesn’t exist.
The country’s foremost champion of the Darwinist evolution, who wrote The God Delusion, stunned audience members when he made the confession during a lively debate on the origins of the universe with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Professor Dawkins, the former Oxford Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, is a dedicated admirer of Charles Darwin, regarding the Victorian pioneer of evolution as the man who explained ‘everything we know about life’.
But when Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams suggested that Professor Darwin is often described as the world’s most famous atheist, the geneticist responded: ‘Not by me’.
He said: ‘On a scale of seven, where one means I know he exists, and seven I know he doesn’t, I call myself a six.’
Professor Dawkins went on to say he believed was a ’6.9′, stating: ‘That doesn’t mean I’m absolutely confident, that I absolutely know, because I don’t.’
The two high-profile figures were debating whether Biblical writers ‘got it wrong’ by not saying that the universe is billions of years old.
The Archbishop said: ‘The writers of the Bible, inspired as I believe they were, were not inspired to do 21st century physics, they were inspired to pass on to their readers what God wanted them to know.
‘In the first book of the Bible is the basic information – the universe depends on God, humanity has a very distinctive role in that universe , and humanity has made rather a mess of it.’
This latest admission by Professor Dawkins comes after he was left lost for words name the full title of his scientific hero’s most famous work during a radio discussion last week in which he accused Christians of being ignorant of the Bible.
In his frustration, he resorted to a helpless: ‘Oh God.’ source – Daily Mail UK
Going ape for creationism
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” Romans 1:22,23
Texas schools were back at the center of the argument over whether students should be taught creationism alongside evolution Thursday, even if they weren’t supposed to be.
Curriculum standards adopted in 2009 say Texas’ science textbooks must “explore all sides” of the theory of evolution, a specification that conservative religious members then on the board said was intended to require textbooks to discuss creationism and “intelligent design,” the hypothesis that a supreme being engineered the creation and development of humanity.
Texas schools are due to update their textbooks this year. Normally, the state board would review and approve all new textbooks. But the state says it can’t afford to pay local school boards to buy any of them.
So the state Board of Education met Thursday to hear four hours of public testimony on which, if any, electronic books and other online materials it should recommend to “supplement” the old textbooks as a stopgap. A final vote is scheduled Friday.
Activists were eager to use Thursday’s hearing to continue their argument over evolution. But the actual matter before the board was much narrower — Friday’s vote is just on a recommendation for this year’s supplements, not a binding vote on Texas’ official textbooks.
None of the nine temporary solutions that state Education Commissioner Robert Scott signed off on for consideration includes creationism or intelligent design. (Conservatives on the board would like to consider a 10th supplement — rejected by Scott — that does examine intelligent design, The Dallas Morning News reported. But unlike two years ago, they no longer control a majority of the board.)
In any event, school districts don’t have to follow the board’s recommendation, under a new law that gives them the sole authority to spend their state education funds. Still, almost 100 people turned out Thursday, hoping once again for the chance to argue over Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. source – MSNBC