1883 – Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, theorized that it was possible to improve the quality of mankind through various strategies. This pseudoscientific idea becomes the basis for what is now known as eugenics, a term he coins in his book: Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development. There are two branches: positive eugenics– (intelligent, talented people marry other intelligent, talented people) and negative eugenics (sterilize, abort, euthanize or murder those considered inferior or “useless eaters”).  The practice becomes fashionable in the early 1900s and is adopted by some of the wealthiest “robber barons” in the world some of whom establish foundations and leave their fortunes to continue the work of playing God with humanity.

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