No wonder Alfred Russel Wallace called eugenics “the meddlesome interference of an arrogant scientific priestcraft.”
“Helping people with autism and intellectual disabilities to die is essentially eugenics.”
The real test of a worldview is not merely what it explains, but what it makes us deny. Atheism makes us deny objective moral law.
Was Darwin a Nazi? Of course not. But did his ideas form a causal nexus via Galton to ideas that would be integrated into Nazi policy? Yes.
It’s sad when once-useful words turn stale and disintegrate — like losing an old friend.