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The task of organizing and operating a huge and complex educational machinery has left us scant leisure for calm reflection. Horn claims the effort to transform humans into a different style of being is now being fast-tracked with billions of dollars – in both government and private funds. “One of the first things that President Obama did at the executive level as soon as he became president,” he says in “Trans-Humanism,” “[is] he overturned restrictions that had been put in place by President [George W.] Bush which would have prohibited federal dollars, American taxpayer money, flowing in to pay for experiments to be done on human-animal chimeras (combinations) and other forms of science such as stem-cell sciences – which is also important to the trans-humanist movement. “But what most of the public doesn’t realize is when we’re talking about stem-cell sciences, we’re almost always talking about the creation of a human-animal chimera from which those stem cells are being derived.

Pages: 196

Publisher: Algora Publishing (November 15, 2011)

ISBN: 0875868762

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An impersonal God will not reveal himself nor will he have specific requirements as to morality, belief, and behavior. This is why reincarnation appeals so much to them. With it, there is no judgment, there is a second chance, a third chance, and fourth, etc Descartes's Theory of Mind. The proliferation of skeptical societies, magazines, and newsletters suggests that the skeptical branch of humanism will continue as a significant force in the humanist movement around the world The Vocation of Man. Wikipedia defines it as: "... the position that universal human dignity and individual freedom are essential and principal components of, or are at least compatible with, Christian doctrine and practice. It is a philosophical union of Christian and humanist principles." S. during the nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries, for a significant minority of people religion did not necessarily entail theism A Treatise of Human Nature (Oxford Philosophical Texts).

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