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Jeffrey Epstein is accused of doing so many, many terrible things. The multimillionaire allegedly “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls,” from 2002 to 2005, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office. Prosecutors also believe he operated a sort-of pyramid scheme paying girls to fetch him even more victims. And, earlier this month, a 32-year-old woman came forward with claims that Epstein raped her when she was just 15.
Here’s a shocking new revelation from The New York Times to add to this extensive list: The newspaper reports that Epstein “hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women at his vast New Mexico ranch.”
The Times claims to have spoken with several of the former financier’s acquaintances, as well as obtained public documents, proving that he had plans to impregnate 20 women at a time at his Southwest “baby ranch” and was studying up on eugenics and cryogenics in preparation.
Eugenics is the practice of controlled breeding to improve the genetic quality of the human race, which at one time the Nazis called “racial hygiene” and used as a justification for genocide. Cryogenics is the process of freezing a body to be brought back to life at a later point in time. But, according to the Times, Epstein wasn’t interested in having his entire body preserved. He reportedly told someone that “he wanted his head and penis to be frozen.”
His idea was reportedly based on the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners that was discontinued in 1999. It is believed Epstein hosted dinner parties to screen the women he wished to impregnate.
According to the Times, Epstein was also interested in something called transhumanism:
Mr. Epstein’s vision reflected his longstanding fascination with what has become known as transhumanism: the science of improving the human population through technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Critics have likened transhumanism to a modern-day version of eugenics, the discredited field of improving the human race through controlled breeding.
Just as Epstein cozied up to influential politicians, including Donald Trump, he lured in a slew of powerful scientists to carry out his dream of bettering the human race. According to the Times, among his physicist pals were Nobel Prize winners, best-selling authors, and an M.I.T. professor.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the accusations that he sexually abused underage girls and his trial is expected to begin next year. According to The New York Post, prosecutors claim to have “1 million pages of evidence” against him.