[ExI] What's in a transhumanist name?
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:
>> Which I've never heard anyone criticize as juvenile-sounding.
> A wiki subheading leads to the rather good:
> OBLIGATION OF AN ENGINEER
> I am an Engineer, in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn
> 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
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