[ExI] $25,000 Matching Grant Fund Drive

James Clement clementlawyer at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 19 06:26:33 UTC 2007

Samantha asked the following two questions:

1)  What well funded opposition is that, the so-called "bio-ethicists" and
their ilk?   

Among others (annual budget in parenthesis): Center for Bioethics and Human
Dignity: $751,000 (2006); Center for Bioethics and Culture: $117,000 (2006);
Center for Genetics and Society: $923,000 (2006); Ethics and Public Policy
Center (publishes New Atlantis): $1,900,000 (2006), and Discovery Institute:
$3,000,000 (2006)

2)  When WTA stops preaching socialism as the one true way toward an ethical
transhumanist future I may donate.  Have there been developments in that

As of the 2005 Survey (we're doing a new survey right now), 22% of the WTA
members were Libertarian, 39% were socialist, and 16% were Other.  The WTA
has no official position regarding economic/political ideology - and
individual Board members do not speak for the organization as a whole.  If
you want the WTA to represent YOUR views, the best way is to become a paid,
participating member and vote in the Board Members of your choice.  However,
I'd like to think that we can all work together to spread our Transhumanist
memes and learn to live with our differences.  

James Clement
Executive Director
World Transhumanist Association

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