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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

will admit of no escape. These facts must be faced, and steps must be 

taken by society to protect the race from degeneration and actual Race 

Suicide. And the Science of Eugenics is pointing the way. 

 

Dr. Saleeby says of this phase of Eugenics: "Negative Eugenics will seek 

to define the diseases and defects which are really hereditary; to name 

those the transmission of which is already known to occur, and to raise 

the average of the race by interfering as far as may be with the 

parenthood of persons suffering from these transmissible disorders. 

Only thus can certain of the gravest evils of society, as, for instance, 

feeble-mindedness, insanity, and crime due to inherited degeneracy, be 

suppressed; and if Race-Culture were absolutely incapable of effecting 

anything whatever in the way of increasing the fertility of the 

worthiest classes and individuals, its services in the negative 

direction here briefly outlined would be of incalculable value. To this 

policy we shall most certainly come; but here, as in other cases, I 

trust far more to the influence of an educated public opinion than in 

legislation; though there are certain forms of transmissible disease, 

interfering in no way with the responsibility of the individual, the 

transmission of which should be visited with the utmost rigor of the 

law, and regarded as utterly criminal, no less than sheer murder." 

 

But the Science of Eugenics is concerned not only with telling society 

what "not to do"--it is equally concerned with telling it "what to do." 

It has its Positive as well as its Negative side. After pointing out the 

evils of procreation on the part of the unfit, it then proceeds to tell 

the fit how to best serve the interests of the unborn. Eugenics is not 

satisfied with merely plucking out the foul weeds which have encumbered 

the fair garden of life--it seeks also to furnish to the real flowers 

better soil, and improved conditions, and to give them the benefit of 

the best selection, breeding and conditions, that they may evolve and 

improve into still more glorious products of nature's power. 

 

The Eugenists earnestly advocate laws and public opinion tending to 

protect mothers and expectant mothers. They recognize the supremacy of 

motherhood, and aim to encourage and protect it. They decry the common 

indifference toward this function which is all important in the 

preservation and evolution of the race, and which neglect is well 

expressed in the complaint of Bouchacourt, who said: "The dregs of the 

human species--the blind, the deaf-mute, the degenerate, the imbecile, 


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