Re: humanism vs. transhumanism?

Technotranscendence (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:06:31 -0500 (EST)

At 02:08 PM 3/31/98 -0600, Thom Quinn <> wrote:
>Are there any tenets of secular humanism that extropians or
>transhumanists outright reject?

Two I can think of. One is that secular humanists tend to associate
mortality with atheism and immortality with theism. The other is that
most secular humanists I know tend to reject religious metaphysics
-- i.e., they don't believe in a Creator or supernatural realm -- but, for
the most part, accept JudeoChristian morality -- at least the parts
dealing with social ethics. (Many people also conflate ethics with
social ethics too, but this goes beyond humanism per se.)

Daniel Ust