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There are two competing philosophies about societal progress:
eugenics and euthenics. Eugenics seeks to improve gene pools, while
euthenics seeks to improve the environment. In both cases, scientists
study, measure, and quantify various parameters. But in neither case do
scientists consider such unquantifiable parameters as courage, creativity,
compassion, humility, and self-sacrifice, all of which are essential for
societal progress. So let's not succumb to a fallacy of false choices, by
overlooking the ineffable, immeasurable human spirit.