>From: Felix Ungman <email@example.com>
>Moving on, the most general definition of "posthuman" is a human so
>changed that it is no longer a human. (Note: the direction of change is not
>important, even a dead person is posthuman, hence the word "posthumous").
"Posthumous" is not derived from anything meaning post-human. I've seen a
couple different etymological explainations for the "-humous" part, having
to do with either the Latin "humus" (earth) or humÔre (to bury). I believe
I also recall something a while back which referred to the Latin word for
"humor." But nothing like "human."
"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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