Re: humanism vs. transhumanism?

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 13:49:58 -0800 (PST)

> Are there any tenets of secular humanism that extropians
> or transhumanists outright reject?

The statement of purpose of the Council for Secular Humanism
(the nearest thing I could find to "tenets") is generally
vague, but there are a few specific things it supports: for
example, democracy, that I find somewhat incompatible with
transhumanism. It also talks about "fairness" as a moral
goal, which I have no use for.

I have seen other discussions of secular humanism that have
a revoltingly enviro-nazi tone to them as well. I'm sure
many Earth-firsters or other Green Gestapo thugs probably
call themselves secular humanists.

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