[ExI] What's in a transhumanist name?

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jan 6 05:47:56 UTC 2009

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 03:52 PM 1/5/2009 -0500, Dave wrote:
>> I thought it was based on:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Engineer
>> Which I've never heard anyone criticize as juvenile-sounding.
> A wiki subheading leads to the rather good:
> ===================
> I am an Engineer, in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn 
> obligations.
> Since the Stone Age, human progress has been spurred by the engineering 
> genius. Engineers have made usable Nature's vast resources of material 
> and energy for Humanity's [Mankind's] benefit. Engineers have vitalized 
> and turned to practical use the principles of science and the means of 
> technology. Were it not for this heritage of accumulated experience, my 
> efforts would be feeble.
> As an Engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, 
> tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and the 
> dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it 
> the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's 
> precious wealth.
> As an Engineer[, in humility and with the need for Divine guidance,] I 
> shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill 
> and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In 
> the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give 
> the utmost.
> Note: Brackets indicate the original wording of the Obligation. Either 
> wording is acceptable, but new certificates have the newer wording.
> ===========

Yes.  It is no accident BTW that many OCE members are real world 

- samantha

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