Re: humanism vs. transhumanism?

Thom Quinn (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 16:51:34 -0600

These would be what I consider documents that contain the "tenets" of
secualr humanism:

1) Humanist Manifest I (1993)
2) Humanist Manifesto II (1973)
3) A Secular Humanist Declaration (1980)

Also, would you characterize transhumanism as anti-environmental?


Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > 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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