Ep 7: Steve Fuller, Space Arks & the Proactionary Imperative
Micah Redding and Dr. Steve Fuller discuss SPACE ARKS, the meaning of faith, the risk-taking nature of science, and why the future of politics isn't about left and right.
- Dr. Steve Fuller's book The Proactionary Imperative, as well as his writings on IEET and twitter
- Space arks! (also see this article where I speculated about space Noahs)
- Icarus Interstellar - the people who want to build these arks
- Why Clive Hamilton says humans will never leave the earth
- Moving beyond left and right to Upwing and Downwing.
- The internal inconsistency of who makes up the traditional left and right
- "Pope Francis...is very interested in saving the poor, but he's not interested in putting them in space."
- Whether environmentalism might replace the Cold War as a driver of technological progress
- Elysium and Transcendence and their different visions of the future
- Why elitist goals need to be communitarian goals
- Transhumanist politics, Zoltan Istvan & the coffin bus. Also, Zoltan thinks atheists shouldn't have to stand in airport lines.
- Transhumanism in history, as the secularization of Christian ideas
- Protestantism, the Enlightenment, and the de-institutionalization of religion...which is now happening in science as well:
- The rise of the Quantified Self movement, and the existence of N=1 and DIYBio.
- The meaning of faith, and how it relates to science, history, and morphological freedom
- Providence & the scientific method
- The imposter syndrome of the human race
- Humanity as something inherently artificial
- What Christian transhumanists have to offer
Christian Transhumanist Podcast
- Kevin Kelly
- NT Wright
- Science Mike McHargue
- David Deutsch
- Aubrey de Grey
- Frank Tipler
- Robin Hanson
- Robert Wright
- James Hughes
- Steve Fuller
- Liz Parrish
- Thomas Jay Oord
- Greg Boyd
- Philip Clayton
- Adam Ericksen
- Christian Piatt
- Paul Wallace
- Derek Flood
- Katharine Hayhoe
- Christopher Benek
- Robert Walden Kurtz
- Calvin Mercer
- Peter Enns
- Shannon Vyff
- Ron Cole-Turner
- Meghan O'Gieblyn
The Christian Transhumanist Podcast is an editorially independent production of Micah Redding, provided here as a community resource on behalf of the CTA.