Downstream: Science Isn’t Truth w/ Adam Rutherford
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One of the most powerful justifications for racism in the 20th century was eugenics. Based on pseudo-scientific certainties cherry-picked from the messy world of genetics and behaviour, belief in eugenics led to some of the most profound horrors humans have ever experienced. So why are so many aspects of race science coming back alive today? To discuss the history and resurgence of these ideas, Ash Sarkar is joined by Dr Adam Rutherford, author of many books including, most recently, Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics (Orion, 2022).