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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

at longer intervals is not only beneficial to the mother's health, and 

therefore to the children's general welfare, but it has been proved to 

have a marked and prolonged influence on the physical development of 

children. 

 

"Social progress, and a higher civilization, we thus see, involve A 

REDUCED BIRTH-RATE AND A REDUCED DEATH-RATE. The fewer the children 

born, the fewer the risks of death, disease, and misery to the children 

that are born. The fact that civilization involves small families is 

clearly shown by the tendency of the educated and upper social classes 

to have small families. As the proletariat class becomes educated and 

elevated, disciplined to refinement and to foresight--as it were 

aristocratised--it also has small families. Civilizational progress is 

here on a line with biological progress. The lower organisms spawn their 

progeny in thousands, the higher mammals produce but one or two at a 

time. The higher the race, the fewer the offspring. 

 

"Thus diminution in quantity is throughout associated with augmentation 

in quality. Quality rather than quantity is the racial ideal now set 

before us, and it is an ideal which, as we are beginning to learn, it is 

possible to cultivate, both individually and socially. That is why the 

new science of eugenics or racial hygiene is acquiring so immense an 

importance. In the past, racial selection has been carried out crudely 

by the destructive, wasteful, and expensive method of elimination, 

through death. In the future, it will be carried out far more 

effectively by conscious and deliberate selection, exercised not merely 

before birth, but before conception and even before mating. Galton, who 

recognized the futility of mere legislation to elevate the race, 

believed that the hope of the future lay in eugenics becoming a part of 

religion. The good of the race lies, not in the production of a 

super-man, but of a super-humanity. This can only be attained through 

personal individual development, the increase of knowledge, the sense of 

responsibility toward the race, enabling men to act in accordance with 

responsibility. THE LEADERSHIP IN CIVILIZATION BELONGS NOT TO THE NATION 

WITH THE HIGHEST BIRTH-RATE, BUT TO THE NATION WHICH HAS THUS LEARNT TO 

PRODUCE THE FINEST MEN AND WOMEN." 

 

Let us now proceed to a consideration of the special arguments in favor 

of rational and scientific Birth Control as advanced by its leading 

advocates. 

 

The advocates of rational and scientific Birth Control have presented 

the strongest points of their case in their replies to those opposing 


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