At Best Schools: Coping with the fact that one is against “progress”
|March 3, 2012||Posted by News under Education, Human evolution|
James Barham’s critique of a Reason magazine review of Jonathan Moreno’s The Body Politic (because the reviewer is even more sold on transhumanism than the author, and clearer), here:
“Science, for people like Bailey, is sacrosanct. It is the one source of solace and certainty in an otherwise chaotic universe devoid of purpose, value, or meaning, and headed ineluctably towards heat death.
For such people, illness, physical imperfection, and mortality are the ultimate evils, not selfishness, cruelty, or wickedness. Only immortality coupled with eternal youthful vigor can reconcile these folks to their unenviable lot as castaways in an indifferent Darwinian universe.”
Note: When you consider that the progress of a typical human life leads sooner or later to death, you sort of see the point of being against it. And also the point of being against various gimcracks intended to avoid it.
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