Re: School of >H Studies

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 17:34:20 -0500

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko wrote:

> At 11:37 01/19/99 , Anders wrote:
> >
> >Yes, this is a problem. However, one might bootstrap by looking at
> >historical transhumanism, like the thread from Bacon, the
> >Enlightenment, Haldane, Bernal, Stapledon, FM 2020 and so on. But we
> >really need more papers... (writing, writing, writing)
> >
> Would you suggest a list of topics that need to be covered?
> It doesn't seem necessary that each of the papers is written or
> delivered by an established faculty or celebrity. Some of the
> material touched by them will transfer the legitimacy and PR to others.
> Should we try to figure out what a[n online?] >H course may look like,
> and what exactly is needed to make it happen?

Yes definitely. I've got the server space on the ISP I'm starting up. If you guys want to figure out a good name that corresponds with an available daomain name, let me know. What does it take to get an *.edu domain name? For a curriculum, I'd say building an anthology of authors like that suggested above, with papers on them that have been published as well as commentary from past mail list archives. We could pull from bibliographies in books by Damien Broderick, Jim Halperin, Tipler, and others to build up a 'library'. I think that most of the resources are on the web or elsewhere, but we need to definitely come up with a course curriculum and synopsis.