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From the Ted Talk by Alexandra Minna Stern and Natalie Lira: The movement that inspired the Holocaust

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Since ancient geecre, there have been efforts to control hmuan populations via reproduction, retaining some traits and removing others. But in the 19th century, the discovery of eloutivon and genetics inspired a new scientific movement dedicated to this endeavor. In 1883, biistrh scientist Sir Francis Galton named this idea egcenuis, dwran from the Greek word for “to be well born.” This wave of modern eugenicists included prominent scientists and progressive rfermores who believed they could improve society by ensuring that only desirable traits were passed down.

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Since ancient ______, there have been efforts to control _____ populations via reproduction, retaining some traits and removing others. But in the 19th century, the discovery of _________ and genetics inspired a new scientific movement dedicated to this endeavor. In 1883, _______ scientist Sir Francis Galton named this idea ________, _____ from the Greek word for “to be well born.” This wave of modern eugenicists included prominent scientists and progressive _________ who believed they could improve society by ensuring that only desirable traits were passed down.

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  1. evolution
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  3. greece
  4. british
  5. reformers
  6. drawn
  7. eugenics

Original Text

Since ancient Greece, there have been efforts to control human populations via reproduction, retaining some traits and removing others. But in the 19th century, the discovery of evolution and genetics inspired a new scientific movement dedicated to this endeavor. In 1883, British scientist Sir Francis Galton named this idea eugenics, drawn from the Greek word for “to be well born.” This wave of modern eugenicists included prominent scientists and progressive reformers who believed they could improve society by ensuring that only desirable traits were passed down.

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