eu-, 好的。-gen, 生育，词源同gene, generate.
- eugenics (n.)
- "doctrine of progress in evolution of the human race, race-culture," 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]
- 1. Eugenics has a biological significance.
- 2. A distinction is often made between " positive " and " negative " eugenics.
- 对 “ 积极 ” 优生学和 “ 消极 ” 优生学往往加以区分.
- 3. An example of negative eugenics would be the attempt to eradicate a harmful recessive gene.
- 4. Politicians take no interest in eugenics because the unborn have no vote.
- 5. Politician take no interest in eugenics because the unborn have not vote.
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