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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Without even coming close to passing any sort of judgment, this story ("Parents defend decision to keep girl a child") just tells me the world is getting more bizarre by leaps and bounds. (That and the Palm Jumeirah, which I see from my new office window.)

This paragraph made me scratch my head though: "The case was approved by the hospital’s ethics committee in 2004, which agreed that because Ashley could never reproduce voluntarily she was not being subjected to forced sterilisation, a form of racial cleansing promoted in the 1920s and known as eugenics (it was satirised in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby)."

It was?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would they put it in Wikipedia if it weren't true?

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald featured a reference to Grant in The Great Gatsby. Tom Buchanan was reading a book called The Rise of the Colored Empires by "this man Goddard" ... "Everybody ought to read it", the character explained, "The idea is if we don't look out the white race will be — will be utterly submerged. It's all scientific stuff; it's been proved."

Theo

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