Re: Islam and extropianism

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 08:56:35 MST

>I'm not offering an opinion: I'm looking for them -- opinions from
>Muslims about the sort of issues that interest this mailing list.
>So far, my initial web searches for Islamic attitudes to cloning, genetic
>engineering, uploading, immortalism, transhumanism, AI, nanotech, and
>the singularity on have not been incredibly productive. Do any of you
>guys have any pointers to Islamic jurisprudence concerning high-tech
>developments, or to Moslem sites that discuss the singularity?

Why not go to somewhere like <> and pose a few
questions on one of their discussion list:
<>. They have a science and
technology section, and I saw a couple of topics that might be
interesting: "The future" and "Artificial Reproduction". I couldn't
read any message bodies without registering, though.

>(Signing off for four days of chilling out in Amsterdam)

Oh man, that sounds like fun. If I promise not to discuss pies, can I go too?


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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