Re: Defining Transhumanism

Dan Hook (
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 09:46:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 19 Oct 1998, Max More wrote:

> Also, "...creativity, and other rational methods" might sound odd, since it
> might seem to be implying that creativity is a rational procedure in the
> sense of following a well-defined algorithm. Perhaps: "by means of science,
> technology, creativity, and any rational means." [Maybe use "effective"
> instead of "rational".]

I wouldn't reccomend switching to "effective." Everyone claims that their means for achieving a goal are effective. When we say "rational," that demonstrates our methodology for determining what is effective.

Dan Hook