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The Population Explosion, Conservative Eugenics, and Human Evolution

Leonard Ornstein
BioScience
Vol. 17, No. 7 (Jul., 1967), pp. 461-464
DOI: 10.2307/1293817
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1293817
Page Count: 4
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The Population Explosion, Conservative Eugenics, and Human Evolution
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Abstract

Problems posed by the slow increase in frequency of mutants in human populations which must inexorably follow the most obvious equalitarian and humane termination of the population explosion are discussed. A less obvious democratic program of "conservative eugenics" to at least maintain genetic equilibrium by providing normalizing selection is proposed.

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