A Weaker Human Race?

>Have you ever thought that for all our advances in medicine, we may actually be “advancing” our way to a weaker humanity?

Think about it, if the survival of the fittest theory is actually true–and I happen to believe it to be quite valid–then by saving the diseased and premature and handicapped that would otherwise die or be unable to reproduce, we allow for weak genetics to be passed on. Our life-saving techniques may perhaps be good at reducing suffering or alleviating sorrow, but could be adversely affecting our overall health by encouraging the propagation of a weaker species.

Just a thought.

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3 Responses to “A Weaker Human Race?”
  1. Jamie says:

    those were some mighty big words, and I understood nothing about this blog! Just sayin' 😉

  2. Amanda O'Tremba Oster says:

    I comment on my own post here because I don't want to edit my original thoughts.

    First of all, let me say that I'm grateful for medicine and what it can do to help those in need. I'm thankful that I'm able to go to trained doctors when my kids are sick or that we have surgeries and procedures that save lives.

    But facts are facts. Let's look at Hitler and the Jews for example. What Hitler did were horrible, atrocious things that never should've happened to humans. But, one positive thing that he probably never expected and that we fail to notice is that those who were able to hang on through the starvation, torture, and pain were of the strongest kind. Able to bear it and go on to produce children and live successful lives based on the principles and tenacity that ensured their survival. The Jewish people went on to make a very powerful statement–one that will never be forgotten.

    Strong people tend to pass on not only their genes but their character to those that come after them.

    Once again, I'm not saying medical advances are bad. But, just for argument's sake, if we allowed more people to die of heart disease rather than operate or give them medicine, over time, people would either resign to an early death or change the way they live in order to have longer, more productive lives.

    And those that will make the changes to live longer lives, without the need of medical aids (pills and perscriptions) are the kinds of people that lead to a stronger human race.

    It's just the way it is. I'm not making a judgement call on medical practices, just an observation here. It's a good thing we continue to advance medicine because with more and more sick people, we're going to need more and more medicine to treat them.

    What are your thoughts?

  3. Amanda O'Tremba Oster says:

    Jamie-you make me laugh out loud!

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