[ExI] Most Critical Review of Transhumanism

nvitamore at austin.rr.com nvitamore at austin.rr.com
Tue Apr 8 23:33:01 UTC 2008

From: John Grigg

"I would recommend the following paper:
'Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism,' by Professor Haava
Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University, Department of History"


Good choice John.  This paper is well-written.  But like others who cut and
past information, Haava writes a quick flashback on the history of
transhumanism with lots of mistakes.  (WTA did not create the movement
(duh), the Transhumanist Declaration was instigated by Sasha mid-90s.) She
hacks knowledge with assumptions about FM Esfandiary, and so on, and she
neglects to mention Damien Broderick, etc. I appreciate her investment in
an inquiry concerning the flaws of transhumanism and I think she has many
solid points.  BUT she seems to be brown-nosing academia which is always a
turnoff (to me anyway).


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