Biblical transhumanism

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 00:33:05 MDT


"Man born of woman is short-lived and glutted with agitation."óJob 14:1.

So the Good Lord is telling us that extended longevity and a cool head are
obtainable by scientific means, in children formed and brought to term
outside the uterus. Obviously, in making this point, it is logically
necessary to pose the alternative condition: man *not* born of woman, whose
characteristics might differ (but that's not necessarily entailed). A pity
for those of us already born of woman, but it's good news for the
gene-engineered exo-uterine superhumans. (Inclusive grammar implies that
this good news should also apply to women not born of woman.)

Damien Broderick
(Not A Registered Theologian)



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