At 11:58 AM 11/5/98 -0500, Doug Bailey wrote:
>However, I'm not so certain that racism, sexism and transhumanism are
>mutually exclusive. Please understand that I deplore racism and sexism and
>all other forms of bigotry. However, I do not see any intrinsic aspect of
>transhumanism that would manifest in such a fashion that no transhumanists
No, that is not guaranteed, but this goes back to defining transhumanism as both an area of philosophy and an area of endeavor. While the endeavors related to transhumanism can result in actions based in bigotry, the philosophy of transhumanism itself does not support such viewpoints and rather proposes more positive uses for technological progress. Not everyone who engages in scientific or technological progress also agrees with the philosophical aspect of transhumanism, that is why we rely on the declaration of individuals to distinguish who might agree with transhumanist philosophy and who might not.
As for South Carolina, well, I grew up there and you've barely scratched the surface of its backwardness. I consider my years there a strong object lesson in the memes that I do not want to see continue.