[ExI] ASU Conference on Transhumanism, "General Repudiation of Transhumanism: Part II"

Michael LaTorra mlatorra at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 02:37:52 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:

> ...
> I'm looking forward to receiving some word from the World
> Transhumanist Association regarding this apparently total lack of
> representation or involvement.
> - Jef

Hi Jeff,
Both James Hughes and I of the WTA Board attended the 2007 event at ASU on
this topic. Neither of us could attend this year.

However, you can listen to a podcast of James'  excellent 2007 talk at:
(I just wish you could see his dynamite PowerPoint that accompanied the

James' talk was not universally admired, as you would expect with that
basically hostile audience, but it was very well-received by some, changing
a few minds, and garnering positive comments from several scientists in the
audience, including John Tooby and Pascal Boyer. Also in attendance were
Keith Henson and Arel Lucas.

Although it would have been good if we could have had an official WTA
speaker at the 2008 event, we simply do not have the resources in our
volunteer organization to send someone to every event we would like to.
Thankfully, transhumanist-friendly theologian Ted Peters was there, as was
our friend John Grigg. That counts for something.

Mike LaTorra
WTA Director of Communications
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