Re: SOC: Opposition to Transhumanism

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sun Jan 02 2000 - 20:36:48 MST

  Greg wrote:
> This is a work in progress. As you can see, I've developed three
> of opponents of transhumanist values and goals: 1) Greens, 2) Religious
> Groups and 3) Hate Groups and Opponents of Liberty. I would appreciate
> from the list in compiling this list.

Good work, Greg! I only have one suggestion. I think we need to identify
the opposition groups more specifically. Not all Greens or Environmental
groups are anti-technology. Not all Extropians are anti-environment. Not
all religions are against us, and not all Extropians are anti-religion. We
want to avoid an Us-versus-Them dichotomy.

We don't want to imply a dichotomy such that people need to renounce their
religion or destroy ecosystems to become Extropian. If we do, we will be
defining a larger enemy group than really exists, and unnecessarily
repelling some potential converts.

Harvey Newstrom <>
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