And it is bad. We want the best to heal, invent, entertain and create. If we have people who are able to use their ability, then we should enable them to do it. It’s that simple. If selection can show that it’s sum positive, and that’s by no means assured, then we’d be silly to dismiss it out of hand. If it does help, then what we need is selective education that is available to all. If you have the ability, and you want to go for it, you should be able to. If we’re selecting just to stimulate social segregation, that’s a dereliction of public duty and public money.
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