[ExI] transhumanism by any other name

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 00:07:33 UTC 2012

Ben, well said....  Magneto is a cold-blooded killer when necessary to get
his way (who cares little for "flat scans"), while the Professor is a man
of conscience and integrity.  In the comics they did repeatedly say
that Charles Xavier might very well end up a martyr for his cause, which
was a noble but perhaps ultimately doomed one....  On the other
hand, Magneto's path would have lead to a horrific race war, leading to a
global apocalypse!


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My wife commented this evening that seeing the movie X-Men: First
> > Class she found herself siding more with Magneto than Dr. X.
> >
> > I always thought Magneto made very convincing arguments.
> The point of Magneto is to be The Bad Guy.  So he doesn't care about other
> people.  Dr. X does.  Magneto wants the mutants to win, but he also wants
> the baselines to lose.  This is not a convincing argument to me.  We want
> win-win scenarios, not win-lose ones.
> The most telling scene in the X-men films, to me, is when Mystique loses
> her powers, and Magneto instantly turns his back on her, leaving her naked
> on the ground, to die for all he cares.  That defines his character more
> than any powers or arguments about mutants vs. baselines.  I don't want
> that to be associated with transhumanism.  Do you?
> Ben Zaiboc
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