Re: The Politics of Transhumanism

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 08:57:20 MST

> > Similarly, talk of 'upgrading' people, or perfecting ones genes is
> > similarly scary to people. Instead, talk of a 'right to be healthy',
> Excellent choice of words, Mike! I am going to start using this.
> "I have a right to be healthy!"

In further support of these excellent comments, I'd add that we have the right
to be as healthy as we can afford to make ourselves, with whatever
enhancements we deem appropriate.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as the scientific method
accurately identifies incorrect thinking.

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