28 Jan '11, 5pm

News: The story of modern Singapore: Singapore’s material achievement is a cover-up The End of H... www.goo.gl/b1sr

In the 80s, Singapore was introduced to eugenics when graduate mothers were paired with graduate fathers via state matchmakers, and the mothers were given tax incentives to procreate, in the belief that the resulting offspring will possess higher IQs. Meanwhile the un-educated were encouraged to voluntarily take part in subsidized sterilization programs, a snub to the fundamental right to reproduce, educated or not. The evidence used to justify the policies was selective – a single study that determined that 80% of one’s abilities was due to nature – ignoring the continuing controversy of the nature-nurture debate that continues today. The saga illustrated the perils of entrusting the illuminati with too much power, for even the enlightened can make mistakes.

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/01/29/the-story-of-mode...

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