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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by QuantriQueptidez
I choose not to redefine an established term in order to create the impression that two different things are the same thing.
The modern field and term were first formulated by Sir Francis Galton in 1883, drawing on the recent work of his half-cousin Charles Darwin. He wrote down many of his observations and conclusions in a book, Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development.
The origins of the concept began with certain interpretations of Mendelian inheritance, and the theories of August Weismann.
The word eugenics derives from the Greek word eu (good or well) and the suffix -genēs (born), and was coined by Sir Francis Galton in 1883 to replace the word stirpiculture (also see: Oneida stirpiculture) which he had used previously but which had come to be mocked by people of culture due to its perceived sexual overtones. Galton defined eugenics as "the study of all agencies under human control which can improve or impair the racial quality of future generations". Eugenics has, from the very beginning, meant many different things to many different people. Historically, the term has referred to everything from prenatal care for mothers to forced sterilization and euthanasia. To population geneticists the term has included the avoidance of inbreeding without necessarily altering allele frequencies; for example, J. B. S. Haldane wrote that "the motor bus, by breaking up inbred village communities, was a powerful eugenic agent". Much debate has taken place in the past, as it does today, as to what exactly counts as eugenics. Some types of eugenics deal only with perceived beneficial and/or detrimental genetic traits. These are sometimes called "pseudo-eugenics" by proponents of strict eugenics
Sounds like it conforms to the IEC definition to me.
Originally posted by Phage
The basis of eugenics is that some humans are more suitable to exist than others, based solely on their genetic heritage. Whether or not it was "thought" to be beneficial is not really relevant. What is relevant is what it implies and the attitude toward humans that it represents. The idea is that some are more human than others and that there are those who have the right to decide which are which.
As far as "mainstream" goes; yes, a lot of people advocated it. Many, very many, did not. Including Thomas Edison among them.
Apart from his senses and vivid visualization, Tesla’s body, habits, will power, and social interactions all exhibited anomalies that merit mention and reflection. Although he suffered a mental breakdown at 25, and was prone to nervous exhaustion after long periods without rest, his body exhibited remarkable features. Tesla had a superhuman appetite for work. He was “able to work thirty-eight years almost without a day’s interruption, and [could] find himself still strong and fresh in body and mind” . He also had enormous will power that could not only sustain a punishing schedule but could also permanently banish undesirable habits that he had formed, once he was so convinced. Some of his more notable traits are enumerated below:
During his first year at the Polytechnic at Graz, he “regularly started [his] work at three o’clock in the morning and continued until eleven at night, no Sundays or holidays excepted” .
Tesla excelled at languages and knew English, French, German, Italian and the Slavic dialects [3, p 14].
He had a prodigious memory and could store entire logarithmic tables in his mind [3, p 14].
He was left-handed but later became ambidextrous .
He was not good at drawing .
At the age of fifty-nine, when he slipped on icy ground, he righted himself like a cat while in the air and landed on his feet .
At sixty-three his body shape and weight had remained unchanged for thirty-five years .
He was attracted to gambling but gave it up when admonished by his parents. He not only “conquered [his] passion then and there …[but also] …tore it from [his] heart so as not to leave even a trace of desire” .
He took up smoking, but on realizing that it would ruin his health, he gave it up permanently .
When Tesla discovered that the innocent cup of coffee he consumed every morning could precipitate heart trouble, he discontinued it by strenuous will .
He saw his conquest of bad habits in a different light from most people. He said:
In this way I checked and bridled other habits and passions and have not only preserved my life but derived an immense amount of satisfaction from what most men would consider privation and sacrifice. 
One interesting question that arises is whether Tesla’s extraordinary visualization was in any way related to his tremendous will power.
Tesla did demonstrate that frequencies could tear a structure apart, with very little energy.
Dr. Nikola Tesla
So Phage the Unclear bomb and Unclear Energy was for the benefit of all mankind?
The live audio gets ahead of the live video, which proves Einstein's writings should be moved to the Fictional Science genre.