Self-professed transhumanist Nick Bostrom is a Professor, a Faculty of Philosophy & Oxford Martin School Director, as well as the Future of Humanity Institute Director of Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at the University of Oxford. In a paper entitled "Transhumanist Values," Bostrom describes tranhumanism as a, "...loosely defined movement that has developed gradually over the past two decades. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and evaluating the opportunities for enhancing the human condition and the human organism opened up by the advancement of technology. Attention is given to both present technologies, like genetic engineering and information technology, and anticipated future ones, such as molecular nanotechnology and artificial intelligence."
"The enhancement options...include radical extension of human health-span, eradication of disease, elimination of unnecessary suffering, and augmentation of human intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities. Other...themes include space colonization and the possibility of creating superintelligent machines, along with other potential developments that could profoundly alter the human condition. The ambit is not limited to gadgets and medicine, but encompasses also economic, social, institutional designs, cultural development, and psychological skills and techniques."
"Transhumanists view human nature as a work-in-progress, a half-baked beginning that we can learn to remold in desirable ways. Current humanity need not be the endpoint of evolution. Transhumanists hope that by responsible use of science, technology, and other rational means we shall eventually manage to become posthuman, beings with vastly greater capacities than present human beings have."
( http://www.nickbostrom.com/ethics/values.html )
Transhumanists believe they are on the verge of evolving into deity. Having long since evolved upward and away from their primitive "half-baked beginning" as hominids they believe they are no longer mere humans but post-humans.
Though transhumanism exalts itself as thoroughly modern, enlightened and scientific nothing could be further from the truth. Transhumanism is in fact a form of modernized evolutionary pantheism. It is modern-day alchemy and magic, the contemporary manifestation of the very ancient Secret Doctrine of Hermes Trismegistus Thoth, "As above, so below," which means that since everything above is an impersonal god-force or energy then everything below is god too, thus through an evolutionary process knowable to certain adepts and initiates, evolution magically transforms man into god:
"the evolution of man into superman â€” was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality. And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice..." (The Meaning of Masonry, W.L. Wilmhurst, p. 47)
C.S. Lewis was one of the first thinkers to realize that spiritual or cosmic transhumanism is merely the pantheist counterpart of scientific materialism's secular humanism and it's variations, i.e., Karl Marx's Dialectical Materialism.
Another thinker who has made the connection is former career-appointed bench research biochemist/biologist (NIH, NCI, Bethesda, MD) Dr. Diane Irving, a Professor of the History of Philosophy and of Medical Ethics. Dr. Irving points out that although the terms "transhumanism" and "futurism,"
"..seem simply bizarre and irrelevant to most people, these movements are front and center internationally involving much of the controversial medical and scientific genetic engineering and nanotechnology research being performed today -- not to mention their intrusion into economics, art, politics, etc. These "isms" are very well funded and very powerful politically....Nor do people usually see how these "isms", so currently active, actually go back many millennia in history, long before the first Pre-Socratic philosophers or the post-Christian Gnostic cults (all of whom were also deeply influenced by them), grounded ultimately in ancient Gnostic cosmogonies and dogmas of various sorts that date from 5000 B.C. at least -- all obviously forms of paganism and pantheism, with obvious negative consequences to Christian and other "theologies" and "philosophies." (Foundations of Transhumanism and Futurism; Short List of Website URLs, Dr. Diane Irving, Sept. 12, 2012)
online source: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_203transhumanism.html
As Dr. Irving has noted, transhumanists are behind much of the controversial medical and scientific human genetic engineering and nanotechnology research being performed today. They feel free to experiment on human material because they believe that man began as a hominid---an emergent product of matter, chance, vast sweeps of time and a continuous evolutionary process-- hence his human nature is a continuous evolutionary work-in-progress as Bostrom said. Since human nature is always in process of becoming (something different) the godless feel free to remold human nature in desirable ways, to make a New Man in other words.
From Marxist Communists and National Socialists to Alfred Kinsey and contemporary Transhumanists and occult New Age insiders the 'scientific' endeavor to remold human nature in desirable ways has not only justified the extermination of hundreds of millions of undesirable men, women, and children, but also utterly evil 'scientific'experimentation" on human guinea pigs as well as the systematic sexual abuse of thousands of children and infants.
In "Obamaâ€™s HHS â€˜Groomingâ€™ Children for Sex," Matt Barber observes that in the name of science and evolutionary biology, Alfred Kinsey---a promiscuous homosexual and sadomasochist---asserted that children are â€œsexual from birthâ€ therefore adult-child sex is harmless, even beneficial. Kinsey, a sexual-psychopath, based his conclusions upon "scientific" experiments he conducted during his tenure at Indiana University--with stopwatches and ledgers---upon thousands of infants (some only 2 months old) and young children, all of which he documented in his infamous Table 34. (Obamaâ€™s HHS â€˜Groomingâ€™ Children for Sex, Barber, Townhall.com, Oct. 29, 2012)
Disturbing though that may be said Barber,
"whatâ€™s equally disturbing is that nearly all of todayâ€™s liberal â€œcomprehensive sex educationâ€ curricula â€“ such as that pushed by groups like the National Education Association (NEA), Planned Parenthood and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) â€“ is derived entirely from the criminally fraudulent research of Alfred Kinsey." (ibid)
Citing Dr. Judith Reisman, who has served as scientific consultant to four U.S. Department of Justice administrations, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as being a world renowned expert on the discredited research of bug doctor turned â€œsexologistâ€ Alfred Kinsey, Barber reveals an even more troubling discovery made by Dr. Reisman. She has found that the Obama administration fully embraces the debunked Kinsey sex-education model and has been pushing a curriculum that in many ways mirrors the â€œFBI Molester Grooming Paradigm.â€
Reisman notes that both Obamaâ€™s HHS and many public sex-education programs are doing to children, constructively, what pedophiles do to â€œgroomâ€ them for sex. According to the FBI, child molesters:
"Demonstrate sex acts to children. Offenders commonly use pornography to teach or give instructions to naÃ¯ve children about how to masturbate, perform oral sex and/or engage in sexual intercourse. Lower the sexual inhibitions of children. Some children naturally fear sexual activities. Some offenders show pictures of other children engaging in sexual activities to overcome these fears, indicating to their intended victims that it is all right to have sex with an adult because lots of other boys and girls do the same thing......Desensitize children to sex. Offenders commonly show child pornography to their intended victims to expose them to sexual acts before they are naturally curious about such activities.....Sexually arouse children. Offenders commonly use pornographic images of other children to arouse victims, particularly those in adolescence." (ibid)
According to Dr. Reisman, â€œthe brain data fully support [the] findingâ€ that such â€œsex educationâ€ literally changes the neural pathways of a childâ€™s brain. There is mounting scientific evidence to support this hypothesis. (ibid)
In other words, perverse "sex education" produces lesbians, 'gays,' sex-predators and sexual psychopaths. Hapless Russians and Hungarians discovered this the hard way after Godless Marxist Communists seized their respective societies and commenced with scientific engineering programs:
"In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters. Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths." (Socialism, Marxist communism and cultural Marxism: spiritual diseases of our time, Linda Kimball, Renew America, October 22, 2011)
The mainspring for all of this evil is Godless evolutionary thinking. Whether secular materialist (i.e., Darwinist, Marx's Dialectic) or spiritual pantheist (Teilhardism) evolution is an animated god-force, the principle miracle-producing power of the cosmos, and human beings are it's conscious products.
Evolutionary thinking has completely inverted history so that perfection is no longer a condition from which men fell but is now rather an exalted condition to be achieved somewhere in the future. Sinless humans can now attain ever-higher levels of consciousness--even godhood-- by directing their own evolution.
Evolution is as well a most effective means of denying humanity and dignity to the masses of people--human guinea pigs sacrificed by the millions in the name of the unholy science of making a New more Desirable Man. In The Black Book of Communism, Stephanie Courtois reveals that evolutionary thinking was the all-important foundation of Communismâ€™s â€œbiological and zoological strain of thinkingâ€:
â€œThis strain of thinking,â€ explained Stephane Courtois, â€œis why so many of the crimes of Communism were crimes against humanity, and how Marxist-Leninist ideology managed to justify these crimes to its followers.â€ (The Black Book of Communism, p. 751)
Evolutionary thinking is also absolutely central to occult New Age theology, a syncretistic, pantheist stew of Liberal and other strains of evolutionary Christianity, Theosophy, Spiritism, the Ancient Mysteries, Hermetic magic, Buddhism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and adulation of Lucifer.
Globalist New Age god-men envision a spiritualized version of Marxist Communism that includes praise for Lucifer---the angel of evolution--and a pending selection of mankind in which Godless neo-pagan naturalists enter the New Age and undesirables face extinction.
Evolutionary thinking is the mainspring of modern humanist ideologies and the science of making a New Man. Together they are spiritual diseases of fallen men in rebellion against their living, personal Creator. The only cure is spiritual regeneration through submission to God the Father Almighty.
But for all who persist in rebellion, in order to make the quantum leap of evolution so as to enter the New Age they will have to receive the Devil's mark and be infernally sealed for all eternity.