An Analysis of the History of Eugenics in Olson’s “Davenport’s Dream”


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Essay #: 061840
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The beginning:
An Analysis of the History of Eugenics in Olson’s “Davenport’s Dream”
Question 1:
The most important strength of Davenport’s theory on eugenics is that the discovery of the DNA structure and the resulting genome sequence has allowed the possibility of encouraging perceived positive traits in human abilities. For instance, a family might have a history of “inheritance” of excellent brain function and they might be a focus group in which to help breed a more intelligent group of people in society. This provides some reasons why it is possible to see the function of eugenics as a positive way in which the human race could be improved upon, rather than relying on primitive breeding ideologies that cannot focus the better qualities that...
The end:
.....r issue for Davenport, as he makes very little scientific observation about the DNA structure of the human race that define his social, racial, and cultural bias in his eugenics agenda. Davenport is clearly a racist and the ideology of eugenics in his determinist view provides false science that cannot adequately explain genetic alterations without social ambiguities and stereotypical norms affecting his judgment. In this manner, Davenport’s two major flaws like in his social bias and the overreliance of genetic “science” as a primary prerequisite for determining DNA defects through his deterministic tendencies.
Works Cited:
Olson, Maynard. “Davenport’s Dream.” (Customer fill in the rest of bibliography; I only received a file of the text).