radical life extension

Driven Nuts by “Suffering:” Professor Urges Animal Eugenics Aimed at Eradicating Predators

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The problem of suffering and what do to about it has occupied philosophers and religious thinkers since humans first created civilization. This concern has led to to the creation of great religions, such as Buddhism, and impelled some of us to astonishing acts of empathy […]

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Pitching the New Transhumanism Religion in the NYT

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Apparently some of the richest people in Silicon Valley have caught the transhumanism bug–Google types, no less. An extensive article in Sunday’s New York Times’ business section tells the story. From. “Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday:” On a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the […]

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Obsession With Radically Extending Longevity Could Hurt Society

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I am not a big believer that science will extend the normal human lifespan anytime soon–if ever. But I find it interesting that the transhumanist idea of immortality has caught on in some influential circles, with some insisting that the prevention of aging is a […]

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