Excerpt from Eugenics and Other Evils
But there really cannot be any Eugenist quite so dull as not to see that this is not a defence of Eugenics but a direct denial of Eugenics. If some thing which has been discovered at last by the lamp oflearningissomethingwhichhasbeenactedonfrom the first by the light of nature, this (so far as it goes) is plainly not an argument for pestering people, but an argument for letting them alone. If men did not marry their grandmothers when it was, for all they knew, a most hygienic habit; if we know now that they instinctly avoided scientific peril; _that, so far as it goes, is a point in favour of letting people marry anyone they like. It is. Simply the statement that sexual selection, or what Christians call falling in love, is a part of man which'g _the rough and in the longrun can be trusted. And that is the destruc tion of the whole of this science at a blow.
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