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[Reading] ➶ The Genius Factory ➬ David Plotz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us

The Genius Factory Robert Graham, The Oddball Inventor And Millionaire At The Heart Of David Plotz S Book, The Genius Factory, Is The Archetype For The Clich , Money Than Brains It Was Graham Who Reckoned America Was Going To Hell In A Hand Basket And The Best Way To Halt The Trend Was To Impregnate Women With Sperm Donated By Nobel Prize Winners And Other Overachievers Providing They Were Smart And White Forget For The Moment The Not So Thinly Veiled Racism Powering The Whole Eugenics Movement That Served As The Backbone Of Graham S Repository For Germinal Choice Graham S Super Sperm Idea Also Conveniently Overlooked The Fact That The Women Carrying The Babies Would Also Leave A Genetic Imprint While Ignoring The Nurture Versus Nature Argument Though Plotz Addresses These Concepts In His Book, The Real Reason To Recommend It Is Its Characters, The Sperm Bank Progeny Plotz Unearths Through Intense And Covert Legwork The Book S Humor Is Also A Selling Point In Abstract, Donating Sperm Seemed Fundamentally Silly But Actually Doing It Was Seductive, Plotz Writes I Had Been Accepted By The Ultraexclusive Fairfax Cryobak My Sperm Was Well Above Average My Count Was 105 Million What S Yours, George Clooney Elsewhere, Plotz Writes, By Late 1980, Graham Found Himself Presiding Over A Nobel Prize Sperm Bank That Had No Nobel Prize Donors, No Nobel Sperm Left In Storage And No Nobel Babies None Of The First Three Women Who D Been Inseminated With Nobel Sperm Had Gotten Pregnant In Fact, No One Inseminated With The Nobel Sperm Ever Got Pregnant The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank Would Never Produce A Single Nobel Baby No Matter Graham S Experiment, Which Did Produce Dozens Of Non Nobel Babies, Was A Success In One Regard It Made For A Heck Of A Story And In Plotz S Capable Hands, It Also Makes For A Heck Of A BookKim Hughes

[Reading] ➶ The Genius Factory  ➬ David Plotz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Paperback
  • 266 pages
  • The Genius Factory
  • David Plotz
  • 13 June 2018
  • 0739463055

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ The Genius Factory ➬ David Plotz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    Dutch optician astronomer naturalist, Nicolaas Hartsoeker s Essai de Dioptrique 1694 contains one of my favorite illustrations in the history of science sorry Vesalius, De Humani Corporis Fabrica might have to take a back seat for once What could possibly oust the masterful engravings of volumes of infinitely greater consequence The homunculus For those of you who don t parlez fran ais, you needn t fear the picture pretty much says it all Yes, Hartsoeker peered through the microscope Dutch optician astronomer naturalist, Nicolaas Hartsoeker s Essai de Dioptrique 1694 contains one of my favorite illustrations in the history of science sorry Vesalius, De Humani Corporis Fabrica might have to take a back seat for once What could possibly oust the masterful engravings of volumes of infinitely greater consequence The homunculus For those of you who don t parlez fran ais, you needn t fear the picture pretty much says it all Yes, Hartsoeker peered through the microscope and, seeing those squiggly little suckers below the lens, helped bring unto the world the panspermist theory of preformationism featuring tons of tiny, fully formed humans ready to burs...


  2. says:

    Millionaire Robert Graham s Repository for Germinal Choice 1980 1999 sperm bank was founded as a form of positive eugenics in order to encourage sperm donation by gifted men initially Nobelists for use in the nascent field of artificial insemination Launched to instant infamy, it turned out to have actually struck a major chord among women seeking sperm, who were generally treated extremely shabbily by the medical establishment which when doing as it pleased, casually chose donors largely a Millionaire Robert Graham s Repository for Germinal Choice 1980 1999 sperm bank was founded as a form of positive eugenics in order to encourage sperm donation by gifted men initially Nobelists for use in the nascent field of artificial insemination Launched to instant infamy, it turned out to have actually struck a major chord among women seeking sperm, who were generally treated extremely shabbily by the medical establishment which when doing as it pleased, casually chose donors largely at random and denied the women any kind of choice or information about the donor Plotz notes the first recorded case of artificial insemination involved ab...


  3. says:

    At first it doesn t seem like such a bad idea, trying to ensure a smarter populace Then words like racism and eugenics raise their ugly heads People become specimens, and a whole lot of crazies begin to emerge from the woodwork.In 1980, Robert K Graham, a multi millionaire who made his fortune inventing shatterproof plastic eyeglass lenses, dreamed of a race of super geniuses the sperm of Nobel prize winners the eggs of Mensa women an improved human race And voila, the Repository fo At first it doesn t seem like such a bad idea, trying to ensure a smarter populace Then words like racism and eugenics raise their ugly heads People become specimens, and a whole lot of crazies begin to emerge from the woodwork.In 1980, Robert K Graham, a multi millionaire who made his fortune inventing shatterproof plastic eyeglass lenses, dreamed of a race of super geniuses the sperm of No...


  4. says:

    Spoiler alert not a single baby was born from a Nobel Prize winner thanks to this bank The bank, which started as a very thinly veiled eugenics project, only used white sperm to inseminate heterosexual, married white women The book goes into the history of eugenics, the weird people who made the bank a reality, and the stark contrast between the initial plans and the disappointing reality The author met a lot of the donors as well as the genius babies, their mothers, and their families In Spoiler alert not a single baby was born from a Nobel Prize winner thanks to this bank The bank, which started as a very thinly veiled eugenics project, only used white sperm to inseminate heterosexual...


  5. says:

    Part history of eugenics, part history of fertility treatment, and a heaping mystery catfish story to uncover how this Nobel Prize Sperm Bank came to be and what happened to the promise of genius children People had told me this book was funny, which it was in places, so I was surprised how wrapped up I got in the plot Eugenics in the 1980s Sperm banks before federal regulations Yikes And then there is the philosophical, human stories that a...


  6. says:

    The story of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, created by a rich entrepreneur who thought that the human genome was being forever compromised because the less intelligent were still allowed to breed Goes beyond that initial wackiness, however, to explore the children resulting from the sperm bank, what they had become as teenagers, and how they felt upon meeting their biological fathers Brings up all kinds of complex ethical conundrums surrounding sperm donation and the children brought into this wo The story of the Nobel Prize...


  7. says:

    This looks like a popular science book, or another instalment in the endless nature nurture debate But in fact it s a very moving story of children plentiful and their parents and vice versa What actually struck me the most is that intelligence doesn t make you happy unles...


  8. says:

    Kind of interesting in that I was new to this subject Probably not the best way to learn about an actual nature versus nurture research project, though that wasn t the purpose of the sperm bank, but it fed some of my suspicions I found it interesting in a weird kind of way.


  9. says:

    David Plotz says in his book The Genius Factory Unravelling the Mysteries of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank that it was not uncommon for people to respond to the subject of his book with the assumption that it was a novel It is not The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank was real In fact it only closed operations in 1999.To be fair, we should make clear from the beginning that it was the media that dubbed the enterprise The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank It s official name was Repository for Germinal Choice David Plotz says in his book The Genius Factory Unravelling the Mysteries of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank that it was not uncommon for people to respond to the subject of his book with the assumption that it was a novel It is not The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank was real In fact it only closed operations in 1999.To be fair, we should make clear from the beginning that it was the media that dubbed the enterprise The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank It s official name was Repository for Germinal Choice Although it s founder, Robert Graham, was no doubt pleased with the name conferred upon it He claimed to include at least three Nobel laureates amongst it s donors In reality, it s donors wer...


  10. says:

    This was really interesting A racist eugenicist decides he can save America by creating superior children, and to that end he establishes a sperm bank that advertises sperm from Nobel prize winners The Nobel part doesn t pan out too well, but only white, intelligent, athletic types of males are accepted as donors Reading about the history of such an endeavor might sound dry, but in interviewing the women who availed themselves of his product, the children conceived by the process, and a coupl This was really interesting A racist eugenicist decides he can save America by creating superior children, and to that end he establishes a sperm bank that advertises sperm from Nobel prize winners The Nobel part doesn t pan out too well, but only white, intelligent, athletic types of males are accepted as donors Reading about the history of such an endeavor might sound dry, but in interviewing the women...

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