“Eugenics was DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only gift to medicine”
|March 28, 2007||Posted by scordova under Intelligent Design|
DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s theory impeded the recognition of MendelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s discovery for a third of a century, and DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assertion that random variation was the raw material for biological complexity was of no help in decoding the genetic language of DNA. The single incontrovertible Darwinian contribution to the field of medical genetics was eugenics, which is the Darwinian theory that humans can be bred for social and character traits, like animals. The field of medical genetics is still recovering from eugenics, which was DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only gift to medicine.