Re: The first transhumanist: Julian Huxley

Thom Quinn (
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 19:59:22 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:

>Huxley coined the term `humanism'.

I think the word that Thomas Huxley coined was AGNOSTIC, not humanist.
Anyone out there have an idea?

>Good to see that quote from Julian H. He's an extremely important
>evolutionary thinker whose cultural thinking has tended to be neglected
>lately. On the other hand, he did (to some extent at least) fall for
>that loony fraud Teilhard.

He really did fall for Teilhard, he did write the preface of one of his
books, but it did mention he was skeptical in the preface. What Julian
Huxley liked was the idea of the Noosphere, that there was another layer
of complexity beyond the geosphere and the biosphere, but the