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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Creationist Nonsense and Transhumanist Nonsense

A common creationist attempt at an argument against evolution (for example, here) says:

They say we came from monkeys. Then why tf we still got monkeys??
In a related story, a common transhumanist attempt at an argument against traditional values (for example, here) says:

We're basically learning to produce bodies and minds. Bodies and minds are going to be the two main products of the next wave of all these changes. And if there is a gap between those that know how to produce bodies and minds and those that do not, then this is far greater than anything we saw before in history.

And this time, if you're not fast enough to become part of the revolution, then you'll probably become extinct.

We see the same fallacy in both places: The assumption that, if part of X becomes Y, all of X must become Y.

The really annoying part is that the bulshytt-emitting wing of transhumanism has been able to scare some bioconservatives into taking them seriously.

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