Re: The first transhumanist: Julian Huxley

Thom Quinn (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 21:46:53 -0500

Damn spellchecker. The term I believe he coined was transhuman, NOT
transhumance. I feel really silly that my post was so confusing.

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 09:28 PM 4/24/98 -0500, Thom wrote:
> > he did think of himself more as a humanist that embraced
> >change. As far as I can tell, he coined the term transhumance when
> >discussing his own bran of humanism, called EVOLUTIONARY HUMANISM.
> Huxley coined the term `humanism'. Interestingly, `transhumance' means
> moving your livestock every season to a different region, usually up and
> down mountain slopes. Bran means moving your bowels frequently. Sorry, it
> must be this muesli.
> Damien Broderick