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Asimov's Guide to the Bible is Isaac Asimov's lively and entertaining analysis of the real history and contents of the Bible, written from a purely non-religious point of view. Temporal power is to be achieved by philosophical instruction supplied by a secular state, and this is the province of the Emperor. The Humanist views the student as a whole organism constantly interacting with the environment “Humanism in education recognizes the importance of the child.

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Beyond seeking to identify the character of a particular time and place, Baron studied the political culture of Renaissance Florence as an instance of a transhistorically exemplary mode of communal existence pertinent, not least, to his own times. Florentine civic humanism represented for him, furthermore, a decisive turning point in history Ethics in the 90's: Living Wills. National Science Foundation and Department of Commerce, contains descriptions and commentaries on the state of NBIC science and technology by major contributors to these fields. The report discusses potential uses of these technologies in implementing transhumanist goals of enhanced performance and health, and ongoing work on planned applications of human enhancement technologies in the military and in the rationalization of the human-machine interface in industry Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind (MIT Press). Many of these works are considered part of the cyberpunk genre or its postcyberpunk offshoot. In addition to the work of Natasha Vita-More, mentioned above, transhumanism has been represented in the visual and performing arts by Carnal Art, a form of sculpture originated by the French artist Orlan that uses the body as its medium and plastic surgery as its method Dialogue on the Infinity of Love (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe).

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