Eugenics and bioethics, James Watson
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about eugenics and bioethic
Eugenics is sort of self correcting your evolution, and the message I have is that individuals should direct the evolution of their descendants, don't let the State do it. I think it would be irresponsible not to direct your evolution if you could, in the sense that you could have a healthy child versus an unhealthy child, I think it is irresponsible not to try and direct the evolution to produce a human being who would be an asset to the world as well as to himself.
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James Watson, 2 years old.
James Watson, 10 years old.
James Watson talks about forced sterilization during the American eugenics movement.
James Watson and Francis Crick, Cambridge University, 1953
James Watson, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1993.
James Watson on a vacation in the Italian Alps, 1951.
A young James Watson holding up a model of the structure of DNA.
James Watson (L) and Sydney Brenner (R) at the Asilomar meeting, 1975.
James Watson talks about the origin of eugenics.