[extropy-chat] Metaphysical construct

Chris Petersen moses2k at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 20:26:21 UTC 2007

On 3/2/07, citta437 at aol.com <citta437 at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi, this metaphysical construct arises from a hungry mind {a
> philosophical mind} due to interactive processes, an exchange of
> information.
> If Transhumanism is a philosophy, it is a thought bordering to a belief
> of immortality/eternalism.  I'm not saying that thought of immortality
> is right or wrong. Humans feel a need and a Transhumanist thinks this
> belief can fulfill that need if so then it can slide into
> dogmatism/fanaticism.
> However if its not a religion, as some say, because it is open to
> critical thinking and to scientific process of investigation why add
> more thoughts or philosophy in its pursuit of immortality rather than
> using the energy/funding to the advancement of science?
> REgards,
> Terry {Terry's Column in Zen Buddhism.org}
> <snip snip>

Speaking of dogmatism...

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