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Review: The Romance of Reality, by Bobby Azarian

by Giulio Prisco

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June 26, 2022

You are not a cosmic accident. You are a cosmic imperative.


Is Google AI Sentient?

by Lincoln Cannon

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June 23, 2022

Friends have been asking for my opinion on the possibility of sentient AI. And what better time to write about that than early on a morning when I’m literally losing sleep over my thoughts on the question. I happen also to be getting over a bit of...


Gödelian cracks in the surface of physical reality

by Giulio Prisco

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June 17, 2022

Also, a very interesting new paper on IIT metaphysics and ontology.


Croquet Microverse: big news for Metaverse enthusiasts

by Giulio Prisco

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June 09, 2022

Toward a next-generation decentralized, distributed, high-tech Metaverse.


Scientific foundations of serious New Age thinking

by Giulio Prisco

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May 30, 2022

I outline some cases where real science, not only speculative science but also mainstream consensus science, supports New Age intuitions.


Terasem Space Day, July 20: Rick Tumlinson

by Giulio Prisco

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May 21, 2022

The orphans of Apollo grow up. What happens if WE do it right?


ET is smarter than Enrico Fermi, and knows much more

by Giulio Prisco

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May 15, 2022

Fermi paradox, really? Some imagination please!


Join the new Turing Church community on Twitter

by Giulio Prisco

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May 05, 2022

Please join me on my new favorite social network.


A study of Mormon transhumanism, by Jon Bialecki

by Giulio Prisco

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April 27, 2022

I am not a Mormon and I am not a transhumanist, but I am a Mormon transhumanist.


Terasem Space Day, July 20: Elaine Walker, Riccardo Campa

by Giulio Prisco

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April 20, 2022

Two more speakers on the cultural, philosophical, and spiritual aspects of spaceflight and space expansion.


Yet another love letter to Elon Musk

by Giulio Prisco

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April 12, 2022

SpaceX, Moon, Mars, and now Twitter.


95 Thoughts on April 2022 General Conference

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2022/04/95-thoughts-on-april-2022-general-conference.html.mp3

April 06, 2022

Last Saturday and Sunday, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest Mormon denomination, gathered for our 192nd annual General Conference. It’s a long-standing tradition. Recently, it’s also become a tradition for som...


(podcast) Spaceflight, metaphysics, religion, and our cosmic destiny

by Giulio Prisco

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April 03, 2022

Listen now | Yet another conversation with Cometan.


(podcast) Turing Church and Astronism, part 2

by Giulio Prisco

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March 28, 2022

Listen now (93 min) | The final destination of the soul and humankind among the stars according to Cometan.


Wesley Smith Still Lies About Transhumanism

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2022/03/wesley-smith-still-lies-about-transhumanism.html.mp3

March 23, 2022

Writing for the First Things website, Wesley Smith is talking about Transhumanism again. And again he appears not really to know what he’s talking about. But appearances can be deceiving. In this case, he does actually know what he’s talking about...


Decentralization of God

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2022/03/decentralization-of-god.html.mp3

March 23, 2022

In the Apocalypse, we read that Christ offers us a crown, and invites us to sit together on the throne of God. We read that Christ would make us kings to God. These iron age signs and tokens of governance, Christ would decentralize. If we’re able ...


(podcast) Turing Church and Astronism, part 1

by Giulio Prisco

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March 20, 2022

Listen now (70 min) | A conversation on eschatology and the cosmic future of humanity and human souls.


At this moment we need Elon Musk more than Carl Sagan

by Giulio Prisco

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March 13, 2022

Also, we in the West need multi-partisan support for spaceflight and space expansion.


A Bluish-Green Pebble

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2022/03/a-bluish-green-pebble.html.mp3

March 06, 2022

This is a poem that I wrote for and gifted to my father, while he was still alive. He died from his third cancer in 1998. The color of the pebble is a reference both to my father’s eyes and to the Earth. A bluish-green pebble bemoaning its being, ...


In Elon We Trust

by Giulio Prisco

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March 06, 2022

This particular personality cult is A Good Thing. Also, a conversation on universal resurrection with Cometan.


Terasem Space Day, July 20: Frank Tipler, Frank White

by Giulio Prisco

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February 27, 2022

Omega Point and Overview Effect. Also, new book by by Michel Eltchaninoff on Russian (and Western) cosmism.


(podcast) Turing Church conversation (NEOHUMAN #77, 2020)

by Giulio Prisco

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February 20, 2022

Listen now (64 min) | Life, the universe & everything, and my book, with Agah Bahari.


Spiritual aspects of spaceflight and space expansion

by Giulio Prisco

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February 14, 2022

Toward our cosmic duty and destiny. Also: Black Sky, 2022 Terasem events.


(podcast) Futurist spaceflight meditations

by Giulio Prisco

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February 10, 2022

Listen now (24 min) | My talk at the inaugural digital experience organized by Black Sky.


(video) Futurist spaceflight meditations

by Giulio Prisco

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February 10, 2022

Watch now (24 min) | My talk at the inaugural digital experience organized by Black Sky.


The spirit of the internet

by Giulio Prisco

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February 06, 2022

Also: revisiting Wild Palms and waiting for the metaverse.


The Expanse: last (?) TV show season and last novel

by Giulio Prisco

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January 30, 2022

Plus: religious transhumanism and its critics, events.


My current take on (non)determinism in physical reality

by Giulio Prisco

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January 24, 2022

Also: webinar on "Spirituality and the Moon," February 9.


From Russia with awe and wonder: Cosmism

by Giulio Prisco

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January 16, 2022

Also: Frank Tipler's Omega Point cosmology, superdeterminism.


Reply to a critical review of my book

by Giulio Prisco

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January 11, 2022

Also: R.I.P. Edward Wilson, John Polkinghorne.


Covenant Is Atonement

by Lincoln Cannon

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January 09, 2022

This is a transcript of a talk that I gave to my ward, my local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, earlier today. Ward leaders asked me to talk about making and keeping covenants. So I’ve been thinking and praying abo...


Happy 2022!

by Giulio Prisco

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January 03, 2022

My New Year message of optimism and hope (from the Moon!)


Fly me to the Moon!

by Giulio Prisco

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December 20, 2021

And merry Christmas & happy 2022!


(podcast) Futurist spaceflight conversation

by Giulio Prisco

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December 15, 2021

Listen now (72 min) | Political, cultural, philosophical, and spiritual aspects of spaceflight and human expansion in the solar system and beyond, with Agah Bahari.


Terasem Colloquium, tomorrow (NEW ZOOM LINK)

by Giulio Prisco

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December 09, 2021

What is consciousness, and how to preserve it beyond physical death?


Futurist spaceflight meditations: interview

by Giulio Prisco

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December 04, 2021

Space expansionism is a cornerstone of Turing Church.


Martine Rothblatt will speak at the Terasem Colloquium on December 10

by Giulio Prisco

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November 27, 2021

Other speakers: Susan Schneider, Randal Koene, Max More, Ken Hayworth, Robert McIntyre. You are invited!


You are invited! Terasem Colloquium on Dec. 10

by Giulio Prisco

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November 20, 2021

Susan Schneider, Randal Koene, Max More, Ken Hayworth, Gabriel Rothblatt, and Robert McIntyre will explore consciousness and how to preserve it.


My current take on emergence and causation

by Giulio Prisco

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November 14, 2021

Is the universe pulled toward Life?


Terasem Colloquium, December 10, 2021

by Giulio Prisco

November 11, 2021


(podcast) The simulation hypothesis

by Giulio Prisco

https://api.substack.com/feed/podcast/43713564.mp3

November 08, 2021

Listen now (21 min) | Thoughts on various formulations and interpretations of the simulation hypothesis.


Web 2.0 vs web 3.0 decentralization and nft’s explained

by Mark Russell

November 01, 2021

The post Web 2.0 vs web 3.0 decentralization and nft’s explained appeared first on .


Robert Pirsig on universal evolution

by Giulio Prisco

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October 29, 2021

Unpredictable, unpredetermined dynamic change in Pirsig's Metaphysics of Quality.


The Economy of Godhood

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2021/10/the-economy-of-godhood.html.mp3

October 26, 2021

Godhood is the ultimate conceptualization of power. From many Gods through one God, human minds evolved. We knew many. We knew one. Now the apocalypse is here: whether there’s one God or many Gods, all are being revealed. And as they appear, we ar...


The universe is striving toward a goal

by Giulio Prisco

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October 24, 2021

The universe leverages causal openings in micro physical laws to move toward complexity, life, consciousness... Quality?


“Journey into the Future” with Mark Russell (CTA Discussion)

by Mark Russell

October 17, 2021

How might images from scripture apply to our vision of the future? Mark Russell leads the Christian Transhumanist Association monthly discussion, recorded on 2021-04-01. The post “Journey into the Future” with Mark Russell (CTA Discussion) appear...


Turing Church newsletter 10/16/2021

by Giulio Prisco

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October 16, 2021

Turing Church news, meta-thoughts on politics & all that, reading list.


Do we live in a game-world or in a brane-world?

by Giulio Prisco

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October 13, 2021

This simple cosmoforming picture is equivalent to the simulation hypothesis.


As We, in Turn, Become the Limits of Humanity

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2021/10/as-we-in-turn-become-the-limits-of-humanity.html.mp3

October 10, 2021

Our living ancestors are shelter from the limits of humanity. Within their walls, much is well lit. Much is visible. Much is familiar. But there’s an outside. Beyond their lives, none of us has yet ventured. But we know it’s there, if “there” is t...


Turing Church newsletter 10/09/2021

by Giulio Prisco

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October 09, 2021

Turing Church news, thoughts on the Nobel Prizes, reading list.


Official Posts


  • Three Missions of the CTA

    For much of the past year, the board and I have been thinking about the mission and purpose of the CTA. And we've realized that we really have three missions: First, a theological mission. In a world where Christians often see science and techno...


  • 2021 CTA Board Election

    Since our formation over seven years ago, the Christian Transhumanist Association has been working hard to advance the conversation between Christianity and the leading edges of technological thought. From our first major action funding the Embra...


  • Ending Political Polarisation

    This post presents personal opinions, which may not necessarily reflect the views of other members of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Ending political polarisation: A Christian Transhumanist pathway to end political polarization. Compla...


  • Inequality Phobia

    This post presents personal opinions, which may not necessarily reflect the views of other members of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Inequality Phobia: The challenge of social and economic inequality to Christian Transhumanism. Every t...


  • A New Era for the CTA

    Since I first published A Call for Interest in a Christian Transhumanist Association, I hoped that the CTA would grow to become a community-driven and democratic institution. I've been thrilled to see numerous leaders develop within our community,...


  • 2020 CTA Board Member Elections

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  • Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

    Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? Great question. Many answers already exist, so I'm writing here a brief response from a Christian Transhumanist perspective. Transhumanism is about embracing the opportunities to transform ourselves and...


  • Ron Cole-Turner of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Ron Cole-Turner is the Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and has served on the advisory board of the John Templeton Foundation and the Meta...


  • Michael Paulus of AI & Faith to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Michael J. Paulus, Jr., is University Librarian, Assistant Provost for Educational Technology, and Director and Associate Professor of Information Studies at Seattle Pacific University. His administrative, teaching, and scholarly interests focus o...


  • Cheryle Renee Moses, founder and producer of Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Cheryle Renee Moses is an activist, author, content creator, educator and spiritualist. She has a passion for serving people and solving problems. Cheryle is the author of "God Told Me To Tell You To Put That Damn Bible Down" and the founder of mo...


  • Liz Parrish "Human GMO" to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Liz Parrish is CEO of BioViva, and the first patient to be treated with gene therapy to reverse aging. She has been called a "Human GMO", and is at the forefront of efforts to radically extend human life. She will be speaking on life extension, re...


  • Jim Stump of BioLogos to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    BioLogos is an organization at the forefront of Faith & Science dialogue. Founded by Francis Collins—who led the Human Genome Project and now directs the National Institutes of Health—BioLogos advocates a strong embrace of current scientific u...


  • Early-Bird Tickets are Live! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    UPDATE: Early-Bird Tickets are Live! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019 Saturday, October 19th, 2019 • NASHVILLE, TN Get the early-early-early bird discount now! The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce a one-day confe...


  • 2019 CTA Board Member Elections

    Since our formation five years ago, the Christian Transhumanist Association has been working hard to advance the conversation between Christianity and the leading edges of technological thought. From our first major action funding the Embrace Inf...


  • Christianity Today: Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?

    Christianity Today discusses Christian Transhumanism, radical longevity, and the questionable theology of popular hymns, in this wide-ranging conversation with some leading theologians. Read the full article from Liuan Huska here.


  • Announcement! National Geographic to sponsor Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    National Geographic has just announced that they will be sponsoring the Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018. They will provide free food & drink for all registrants — plus a special advance screening of their docu-series MARS. Mars Seaso...


  • (DRAFT) Statement on Radical Life Extension

    This is the draft of a proposed statement, circulated for review and comment. Keynote speaker Aubrey de Grey will explore radical life extension at the upcoming Christian Transhumanist Conference on August 25th, in Nashville, TN. Statement of Un...


  • Mike Morrell to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Mike Morrell will present at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with...


  • Emily Sue Laird to present on Art & Transhumanism—at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Emily Sue Laird will present at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Emily Sue Laird is a Nashville-based commer...


  • Derek Webb to perform at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Derek Webb will perform at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Derek Webb is a folk musician from Nashville, TN...


  • Dr. Scott Hawley to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Scott Hawley will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Scott Hawley is Associate Pr...


  • J. Jeanine Thweatt to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that J. Jeanine Thweatt will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt h...


  • Ted Peters to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Ted Peters will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Ted Peters (Ph.D., Univers...


  • Call for Presentations: Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that the first ever Christian Transhumanist Conference will take place on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The keynote speaker is Aubrey de Grey, a l...


  • SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    UPDATE! Register now! Early-early-early-bird discount for limited time only! Christian Transhumanist Conference Saturday, August 25th, 2018 • NASHVILLE, TN Register now! The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that we are...


  • Slate: Transhumanism is Complicating the Relationship between Faith & Science

    Slate covers the Christian Transhumanist Association, along with people like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Yuval Noah Harari, Ray Kurzweil, and Anthony Levandowski—as examples of the religious discussions and aspirations that emerge on the frontiers...


  • BBC — Immortality, The Why Factor

    BBC World Service aired a 2-minute interview with Micah Redding on Christian Transhumanism, and how the resurrection of Christ impacts our pursuit of life, radical longevity, and healing. It was part of The Why Factor (hosted by Chloe Hadjimatheou...


  • CTA Announces Officer Appointments

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is proud to announce the addition of three officers to our leadership team: Agbolade Omowole, Jenne Alderks, and Heather Goodman. Agbolade Omowole will be serving as Vice-Chair, Jenne Alderks will be servi...


  • 2018 Board Election Results

    Over the last month, we've been holding elections for the Board of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Each seat is appointed for a three-year term, and serves to represent the CTA to the larger world, and to represent our broad community as ...


  • Electing the Next Board of the CTA

    Since our public launch almost three years ago, the Christian Transhumanist Association has been working hard to advance the conversation between Christianity and the leading edges of technological thought.  From our first major action funding ...


  • CTA announces newest board member, Timothy Langer

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is proud to announce the addition of our newest board member—Timothy Langer. Timothy has an Interdisciplinary Bachelor's Degree in Science and History from Rochester College, and a Certificate from Yale in t...


  • CTA affiliates with Humanity+

    Humanity+ is one of the leading advocates of the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. In their prior incarnation as the World Transhumanist Association, they adopted the historic Transhumanist Declaration, and helped pioneer the m...


  • N+1 Magazine: Meghan O'Gieblyn loses her faith, discovers Christian Transhumanism

    Journalist Meghan O'Gieblyn lost her faith, found transhumanism, and then realized she was on a strange, winding path back to Christianity. N+1 Magazine and The Guardian published her beautiful and haunting story—an open-ended journey that has re...


  • Announcing the Academic Advisory Council

    In keeping with our aim to continue advancing the conversation around Christianity and Transhumanism, I'm very pleased to announce our new Academic Advisory Council. The council will help inform our growth and development, and establish a center o...


  • CTA Board Announcement & Appreciation

    At the end of last month, we marked a historic moment for the CTA—completing our first full-board election, and appointing eight board seats. We also said goodbye to several board members who have worked hard to bring us to this point. Among them...


  • Letter from Our Board Chair

    I want to say that it has been an honor serving as the Board Chair of the CTA for the past 3 years. This is an organization admittedly still in its infancy, and it rightly means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But its creat...


  • Inverse: When Cyborgs and Christians Compromise

    Inverse Magazine asks: Can Christians can come to terms with transhumanism? It explores some of the tensions and difficulties, and finds an answer that drives to the heart of the biblical story: the blind see, the deaf hear, and the lame walk. Re...


  • Christ & Pop Culture: Can Transhumanism Lead Us Back to Orthodoxy?

    Is transhumanism a new version of Gnosticism? Or is it in fact the opposite—a rejection of the Gnosticism it has found lurking in popular Christianity, and a radical attempt to reclaim the heart of Christian orthodoxy? What does this mean for how ...


  • Baptist News Asks: Can Transhumanism Enrich Christian Theology?

    A recent article at Baptist News discusses the CTA and the Embrace Warmer project, and asks whether transhumanism can enrich a Christian theology of incarnation and humanity. Read the full article by Matthew Waller here.


  • The Christian Transhumanist Affirmation

    Over the last few months, I've been working with the Board and the Membership Council, to craft a Christian Transhumanist Affirmation. Of course, trying to draft a list of ideas that we all agree on is quite an undertaking—and not something we wil...


  • Motherboard: The Jesuit Priest Who Helped Create Modern Transhumanism

    Motherboard just ran my article on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the 1930s Jesuit priest whose ideas helped lead to modern transhumanism. Teilhard was a powerful visionary of the future, synthesizing science, religion, evolution, technology, and lov...


  • Embrace & the Christian Transhumanist Association

    Earlier this year, the Christian Transhumanist Association made its public debut with an open invitation to membership, and a small fundraising campaign that brought in approximately $1200. Now, as our first substantial financial act, the membersh...


  • Motherboard: Why I became a Christian Transhumanist

    Motherboard has published an article by Micah Redding on the growth of Christian transhumanism, and why Christians are beginning to look towards space exploration, artificial intelligence, radical life extension, cyborgs, and cryogenics as tools f...


  • Christian Post: Why Christians should embrace Transhumanism

    The Christian Post has published an article by Christopher Benek on why Christians should embrace transhumanism. It has always been the goal of Christians to care for and heal the sick, give sight to the blind, help deaf to hear, the lame to wal...


  • Disability Acceptance and Access

    At almost any minute of any day, your life could change drastically. Our bodies are fragile, our destinies determined second-by-second. Snap your fingers. That’s how suddenly what you have come to expect for yourself, or a member of your family, c...


  • Christian Transhumanists involved in support for Orphan Technology & Education Project

    Christian Transhumanists like Dorothy Deasy have joined together with BrighterBrains to help support charitable and educational projects for orphans in Africa. To donate yourself, click to GoFundMe.com (Eggs for Orphans --- Uganda) — you'll get a ...


  • H+ Magazine: Towards a Relational Transhumanism

    H+ magazine ran Micah Redding's response to Zoltan Istvan's radically individualist "three laws of transhumanism", arguing that the truly transhumanist future will be built on the recognition of interdependence and relationality. http://hplusmaga...


  • H+ Magazine: Humanity+ vs Individualism+

    H+ magazine has published Chris Benek's essay on the difference between a transhumanism that's really only looking out for individual advancement, versus a transhumanism that's truly working towards human advancement. This is a big discussion in ...


  • H+ Magazine: Christianity & Transhumanism

    H+ magazine ran an essay, arguing that Christianity compels us towards transhumanism. Read the essay and comment here: http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/05/22/christianity-is-transhumanism/ 



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