stirpiculture


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stirpiculture

(ˈstɜːpɪˌkʌltʃə)
n
the process of selective breeding or the production of breeds with specific characteristics

stirpiculture

selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural, adj.
See also: Biology, Plants
selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural, adj.
See also: Animals
selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural, adj.
See also: Zoology
selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural, adj.
See also: Botany
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Stirpiculture encouraged debate over social status and hierarchy during the OC's later years.
In his book, The Physiology of Love: A Study in Stirpiculture, he describes how human temperament is shaped by bone structure and complexion, with grave physiological consequences.
Ironically, stirpiculture was one of the roots of the ultimate failure of the community, since these parents, who could not avoid the exclusive love of their children, tended to favour matrimony and often attracted the unwelcome jealousy of those not selected to participate.
Noyes, a nephew of the founder, was himself an off-spring of the community's stirpiculture experiment and his observations on his identity and childhood would have been invaluable.
In the mid-nineteenth-century utopian community of Oneida in upstate New York, it was women more than men who eagerly volunteered for leader John Humphrey Noyes's proto-eugenic experiments in breeding better children -- an undertaking he likened to plant breeding and called "human stirpiculture.