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... Due (13 December Where Is the Good in Eugenics? The term "eugenics" comes from the Greek for "good genetics," and, when applied to human beings, describes any sort of method used to control the genetics of an individual or a population of individuals for the greater good of the society. According to Burdett, "The first modern notion of eugenics first began to emerge around the 1860s, when the meaning of heredity made a decisive shift to include . . . the properties of organic beings" (7). This could be for plants, animals, or—most controversial of all—humans. The definition encompasses everything from encouraging "good stock" to breed and/or preventing "poor stock" from breeding to manipulating...