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Examining Shin Sekai Yori – Eugenics

Nopy: ''Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World) is one of the most thought-provoking anime I’ve ever seen. The story deals with questions on the morality and ethics of society, politics, and personal relationships. One issue that is presented early on is that of eugenics, which is defined by the Oxford dictionary as, “the science of improving a population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics.” This field of science has been largely frowned upon as unethical and even “evil” since the end of WWII, but does that mean it shouldn’t be practiced? Does the situation in which Saki’s society in Shin Sekai Yori find itself in justify its use of eugenics?''

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