Re: Heresy

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 15:11:39 MDT

"" wrote:

> >I should also note that my basic viewpoint is that we should be as
> conservative as possible in applying the loaded and powerful word
> "transhuman".<
> And you should be very careful in trying to reinvent terms to suit your particular needs and espousing them as a given.

This seems to be a little daunting. How can anyone be a part of
any movement or claim any term as their own without growing into
the term informed by and having it inform their own life?
Transhuman has to mean to me and to each one of us what it is
that leads us to transcend and to move constantly forward.

Wouldn't it be better to gather the richness of people's
experience with transhumanism and the various views over time
instead of quibbling over what the word does and does not mean
and who gets to say?

- samantha

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