Re: humanism vs. transhumanism?

Technotranscendence (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:10:45 -0500 (EST)

At 01:49 PM 3/31/98 -0800, 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.

I've also noticed that many people who call themselves "secular
humanist" are really just using the term as a euphemism for

Daniel Ust