Re: Posthuman Politics

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 19:46:44 MDT

At 09:42 PM 10/25/01 +0100, "Steve Nichols" <> wrote:

>A constant theme on this and other lists is whether
>we are "posthuman" or merely "transhuman?"

>This is a nonsensical question

>Evolution does not operate like this

This is a nonsensical non sequitur.

You imply something like: `biological natural selection does not work like
this'. So what? Who cares? We're not positing that biological natural
selection is the route to the posthuman condition. This is the 21st century
extropian list, not the 19th century Social Darwinism Fan Club. (Well, not
all the time, anyway.)

Damien Broderick

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