June 3, 2023

2 thoughts on “Do We Live in a Brave New World? – Huxley’s Vision of the Future

  1. Nice video, Ethan, though chilling, of course, especially when viewed in the context of the coronahoax and government use of mass psychological manipulation techniques, particularly in the UK.

    I am interested in the life of JBS Haldane, the, inter alia, great population geneticist, who profoundly influenced Huxley. Haldane was an archetypal “scientism-ist”, and also dedicated Communist, atheist and humanist. His essay “Daedalus or Science and the Future” (1924) introduced the term “ectogenesis” for the concept of what was later known as “in vitro fertilisation” (“test tube babies”). He envisioned ectogenesis as a tool for creating better individuals (i.e. eugenics). He also admired Stalin, describing him in 1962 as “a very great man who did a very good job.”

    Haldane wasn’t all bad, though. He had a sense of humour, and trained his cat to jump up onto a cabinet next to the door of his Oxford office, whenever there was a knock on the door. When the visitor entered, the cat leapt onto their shoulders and Haldane laughed uproariously at their discomfiture!

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