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    I am so glad I gave up that pseudo-science eugenics for the sake of phrenology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    How do we tell the dancer from the dance?

    Strictly speaking, it's not hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    I am so glad I gave up that pseudo-science eugenics for the sake of phrenology.
    Phrenology?

    People who are into that need their bumps examined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    And you are an advocate of telepathically talking to a bearded sky rapist.

    Judge him by what was scientific knowledge at the time.
    Shaw was a wonderful writer, but he did have some horrendous views; l heard a recording of him a few years ago proposing the elimination of those who can't contribute to society, although he did advocate the use of a humane gas to do so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonite View Post
    Shaw was a wonderful writer, but he did have some horrendous views; l heard a recording of him a few years ago proposing the elimination of those who can't contribute to society, although he did advocate the use of a humane gas to do so!
    And unfortunately that was a mainstream view at the time. Judging him through the lense of modern morality is a dangerous game.
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    a GBS thread and not a sign of any handbagging. a missed opportunity
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    Quote Originally Posted by *EPIC SUCCESS* View Post
    Phrenology?

    People who are into that need their bumps examined.

    Of course you’d say that, you have the brainpan of stage coach tilter
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonite View Post
    Shaw was a wonderful writer, but he did have some horrendous views; l heard a recording of him a few years ago proposing the elimination of those who can't contribute to society, although he did advocate the use of a humane gas to do so!
    I saw that but I made the assumption it was along the lines of Swift's 'A Modest Proposal'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    I am so glad I gave up that pseudo-science eugenics for the sake of phrenology.
    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    Eugenics were what passed for science in the day, that's easy to forget in the 'enlightened' rush to condemn.

    It's rather like condemning middle-ages people for being so daft to believe in a flat Earth, we may as well condemn all mankind for not having our up-to-date scientific knowledge and believing in sky fairies or whatever.
    Eugenics was condemned, and rightly so at that time, when "science" attempted to justify such ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonite View Post
    Shaw was a wonderful writer, but he did have some horrendous views; l heard a recording of him a few years ago proposing the elimination of those who can't contribute to society, although he did advocate the use of a humane gas to do so!
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