Human Nature

Why Transhumanists’ Quest for Earthly Immortality is Misguided

"Followers active in the movement, like Kurzweil, take an unfathomable number of nutritional supplements each day. Those supplements supposedly slow the aging process, allowing time for science to kick in and enable transhumanists to achieve immortality. Some transhumanists believe their consciousness will be uploaded into a machine or a new body" - Intellectual Takeout

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Why Bad Arguments Are So Persuasive

"Sixteenth-century scholar Richard Hooker saw this problem unfold in his time over a question of governance for the Church of England. In his work, Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, Hooker explains the kinds of arguments made by his contemporaries in this debate, while shedding light on why bad arguments manage to persuade large numbers of people." - Intellectual Takeout

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What Humans Have That Machines Don’t

"Man is 'neither a machine nor a self-contained soul,' as materialist and spiritualist views of human life erroneously claim. We are instead hybrid creatures—body and soul—living in 'the material world, subject to the passage of time, and yet mysteriously able to go beyond the agenda that is set, to reshape...'" - C.Today

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