negative eugenics is as imperative a necessity as the protection of our coasts from invasion or the destruction of potato blight.
The principle of negative eugenics cannot too soon be applied here.
Only by the recognition and application of negative eugenics can this evil be cured.
It is scarcely possible, it seems to me, to view castration as a method of negative eugenics with great enthusiasm.
There followed a period of "negative eugenics" which must have been an appalling sacrifice.
As a method of negative eugenics it should never be carried out except with the subject's consent.
negative eugenics eliminates the unfit; Positive Eugenics perpetuates the fit.
negative eugenics tends to be ahead of positive eugenics; it is easier to detect bad stocks than to be quite sure of good stocks.
Positive Eugenics may be as obvious as negative eugenics, but the promulgation of its doctrines is not equally easy.
1883, coined (along with adjective eugenic) by English scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911) on analogy of ethics, physics, etc. from Greek eugenes "well-born, of good stock, of noble race," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + genos "birth" (see genus).
The investigation of human eugenics, that is, of the conditions under which men of a high type are produced. [Galton, "Human Faculty," 1883]
eugenics eu·gen·ics (yōō-jěn'ĭks)
The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding.
The idea that one can improve the human race by careful selection of those who mate and produce offspring.