Theologian believes time is running out to influence debate on transhumanism
Contact: Thomas Horn, Raiders News Network, 417-723-0610
OPINION, Sept. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Thomas Horn of the Raiders New Network:
Dear Christian Leader,
In recent years, astonishing technological developments have pushed the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation that promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human. An international, intellectual, and fast-growing cultural movement known as transhumanism, whose vision is supported by a growing list of U.S. military advisors, bioethicists, law professors, and academics, intends the use of biotechnology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence as tools that will radically redesign our minds, our memories, our physiology, our offspring, and even perhaps -- as Joel Garreau, in his bestselling book "Radical Evolution", claims -- our very souls.
As a recent taxpayer funded US National Science Foundation Report suggests, the technological, cultural, and metaphysical shift now underway unapologetically forecasts a future dominated by this new species of unrecognizably superior humans, and applications under study now to make this dream a reality are being funded by thousands of government and private research facilities around the world.
As a result, the question "what does it mean to be human" is expected to challenge the church in ways that are historically and theologically unprecedented. Without comprehending what is quickly approaching in related disciplines of research and development, vast numbers of believers could be paralyzed by the most fantastic -- and most far-reaching -- implications. The destiny of each individual -- as well as the future of their families -- could literally depend on knowledge of...
Continue reading AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF MAN at www.raidersnewsnetwork.com/leadstory94.htm