Are you still trying to sidetrack from actual debate?
My references are listed at the end of the review.
Where are your references?
1. Ibsen, H., An Enemy of the People. Act IV.
2. The desire to save money was a major factor behind Nazi sterilization and murder of the handicapped and mentally ill. See Burleigh, Michael, Death and Deliverance, "Euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
3. Kevles, D. J., In the Name of Eugenics, Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1985.
4. Burleigh, ibid..
5. The country where the greatest eagerness to pass sterilization laws was seen was the United States, the nation of the workaholic, where to this day the sins of those that do not work and the existence of 'welfare scroungers', particularly single mothers, is almost an obsession in some quarters.
6. The distinction between 'mainline' and 'reform' eugenics was first drawn by Daniel Kevles, ibid., p.88, p173-176.
7. For an account of the relation between full blown mental illnesses and their formes frustes, see Kramer, P.D., Listening to Prozac. London, England: Penguin Books, 1993, p 197-249.
8. For a discussion of the links between manic Depression and creativity, see Jamison, K. R., Touched with Fire: Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. Free Press/Macmillan, 1993.
9. McGee, G., The Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997, p.56.
10 Broberg, G. and Roll-Hansen, N. (eds.), Eugenics and the Welfare State, Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 1996. p.151.
11. Ibid. p.152.
13. Lewontin, R.C. The Doctrine of DNA: Biology as Ideology. London, England: Penguin Books, 1992, p.23.
14. The fact is that, as Lewontin himself says: "we know nothing about the heritability of human temperamental and intellectual traits." (Ibid., p.96.) Perhaps as long as this chasm in our self- knowledge exists it will echo with ideologically-driven overstatements, coming from both the political right and left.
15. However, Lewontin is no Dewey-style pragmatist: "Science is more than an institution devoted to the manipulation of the physical world. It also has a function in the formation of consciousness about the political and social world." Ibid., p.103.
16. McGee ibid., p.107.
17. Ibid., p.90.
18. Ibid., p.76.