It arose from the application of Darwinian ideas to human society in times when the science was too immature for the flawed reasoning to be apparent. Cummings also specifies how this method will “revolutionise” in-vitro fertilization and that “Instead of picking embryos at random, parents will start avoiding outliers for disease risks and cognitive problems.” While there is nothing wrong with working to prevent disease, there is definitely something wrong with murdering the unborn because they have defects or diseases. Not for money, not for fame. What this is is the continuation of the same eugenic ideology of the 19th century, only now the language is tweaked just a little bit so that instead of calling someone a ‘defective,’ an ‘undesirable’ or ‘inferior,’ they simply describe them as someone who fails at school and not deserving of being born. In the comment section underneath Cummings’s article on the 2014 SciFoo conference there is a comment by one Andrew Sabisky which calls for enforcing contraception on population and pushes for embryo selection: “one very good way to retain human control over technology – and to think up better ways to ameliorate its negative consequences – is global embryo selection. The tie between Cummings and Hsu is not surprising given the fact that Cummings gives a whole hearted and enthusiastic endorsement of BGI (the Beijing Genome Institute), a genetics focused organization that is working to scan genes to measure intelligence and of which Hsu is a leading scientist. Germany is already working to fill in the gap that Britain is digging in. Steve Hsu is a professor of theoretical physics (and successful entrepreneur) with a long interest in IQ (he also runs a brilliant blog that will keep you up to speed on all sorts). Zygote genotyping from single cell extraction is already technically well developed, so the last remaining capability required for embryo selection is complex phenotype prediction. 3,4 He married, firstly, Priscilla Bagot, daughter of Oliver Robin Bagot and Annette Dorothy Stephens, on 17 September 1960. was born on 11 July 1936. Cummings also specifies how this method will “revolutionise” in-vitro fertilization and that “Instead of picking embryos at random, parents will start avoiding outliers for disease risks and cognitive problems.” While there is nothing wrong with working to prevent disease, there is definitely something wrong with murdering the unborn because they have defects or diseases. Cummings reminisces how he met Hsu at Google’s SciFoo conference in 2014 where scientists discussed bio engineering: “I had a fascinating discussion/tutorial at SciFoo with Steve Hsu. While the Brexit fanatics praised this loss as “taking back control,” what gain and what control does Britain have by leaving? For example Hsu envisages how “many countries will not only legalize human genetic engineering,but even make it a (voluntary) part of their national healthcare systems.” In a footnote Hsu takes inspiration from both Israel and Denmark stating that “Genetic Diagnosis or Screening (PGD or PGS) of embryos can already be covered by national health care plans” of these countries.