Re: SOC: Opposition to Transhumanism

Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 12:08:44 MST

In a message dated 00-01-06 12:30:23 EST, Hal Finney writes:

<< Some opposition may be smart, and correct.
 It seems highly unwise to assume that all those who disagree with us
 are stupid or evil. Until we have perfect knowledge of the universe,
 the possibility of our own error must always be considered.
 Hal >>

This is an extremely important point. Even when we think ourselves most
right, we must always examine the possibility of being wrong. I think this
is as important a use of an "Opposition to Transhumanism" list as any attempt
to champion transhumanism. We must listen to our opponents, and always test
whether we or they (or both or neither) know the truth. Now, having said
that, I suspect that certain elements of transhumanism will continue to hold
up as well as they have in recent years.

Glen Finney

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