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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

as they are--it also directs its attention to the constructive phase of 

the subject, i. e., the production of better children. While Eugenics 

strives to prevent the unfit from flooding the race with unfit progeny, 

it at the same time strives to educate the race so that the fit may 

bear and rear better offsprings. It is not sufficient merely to 

eliminate the unfit--we must also improve, and still further render fit, 

the fit members of the race. The fit must not be allowed to remain 

merely the fit--we must evolve a fitter--and ever move onward toward the 

realization of the ideal of the fittest. We must not only strive to 

eliminate the beast in the race of men--we must also aid the race to 

unfold in the direction of the super-man. 

 

The Eugenists know that much of the talk concerning Race Suicide is not 

only futile and uncalled for, but is also in a sense misleading and 

actually dangerous. The real danger of Race Suicide comes not from the 

decreasing birth-rate, but from the excessive, ignorant, and 

unscientific bearing and rearing of children by unfit parents. It is not 

so much a matter of HOW MANY children are born, as of HOW they are born, 

what kind of children they are, and how they are reared physically, 

mentally and morally, and how many survive. It is not so much that the 

lower death-rate be avoided, says the Eugenist, as it is that the higher 

death-rate be overcome. The intelligent stockbreeder grasps this 

scientific law of the Eugenists when he endeavors to produce the best 

young, and then to take care of them that they survive and reach a 

healthy maturity. To the Eugenist, it is not so much a question of 

"more," but of "better"--not so much a question of quantity as of 

quality--not so much a question of production, but of conservation and 

preservation. 

 

Dr. Saleeby refers to the death-rate of London, which is but 16 to the 

1000, as compared to that of Bombay, which is 79 to the 1000. He adds: 

"It is asserted that in many large Indian cities the infant mortality 

approaches one-half of all the children born. What it amounts to in such 

cities as Canton and Pekin we can only surmise with horror. * * * * 

Unless it be supposed by bishops and others, then, that a peculiar value 

attaches to the production of a baby shortly to be buried, the 

suggestion evidently is the same as that to which every humanitarian and 

social and patriotic impulse guides us, namely, the reduction of the 

death-rate, and especially of infant mortality. * * * * Hence the 

Eugenists and the Episcopal Bench may join hands so far as the reduction 


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