Re: humanism vs. transhumanism?

Dan Clemmensen (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 22:01:59 -0500

Thom Quinn wrote:

> Are there any tenets of secular humanism that extropians or
> transhumanists outright reject?

I think that almost all traditional social belief systems
make a fundamental assumption that the human condition
is essentially stable on a human timescale. I think that
this assumption profoundly affects these "isms", and
usually has a greater effect on them than their explicitly
espoused beliefs.

I think transhumanism rejects this outright, and that
this rejection is the central transhumanist belief.