Transhumanism : Hidden History and Agenda…Posted: December 24, 2012
Published on 9 Dec 2012
Host: John B. Wells
Guests: Joseph P. Farrell, Scott D. de Hart
Academic researchers, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Dr. Scott D. de Hart, discussed transhumanism and the hidden history and agenda that have set humanity on a collision course for the Apocalypse. Transhumanism encompasses the total transformation of mankind, Farrell said, pointing out that its adherents view humanity as malleable and capable of being engineered via technological means—a process he likened to alchemy. “The ultimate goal is to reach a higher level of consciousness,” de Hart added.
Farrell detailed four stages of the origin of mankind, starting in the highest state of androgyny and falling progressively lower through the mineral, vegetable, and animal conditions. Just as in alchemy, the transhumanists are attempting to reverse engineer the process in order to ascend back up into the primordial androgynous state of unity, Farrell explained. “The idea of fusing man with whatever could be imagined is part of the agenda,” de Hart noted. The two cited examples of scientific research aimed at producing chimerical creations, such as a mouse genetically-engineered to produce human sperm cells.
Transhumanistic research raises the prospect that eventually a human being could be created whose parents are not human, they’re mice, Farrell continued. He further suggested that GMO foods may be introducing genetic modifications in the people consuming them. Both men also referenced ancient stories, including the Old Testament tale of the Tower of Babel, as warnings against civilizations reaching beyond what they should, violating the dividing line between the powers of god and man, and getting put back into place for it.
Joseph P. Farrell is a recognized scholar whose credentials include a PhD in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His literary contribution is a veritable resume unto itself covering such fields as Nazi Germany, sacred literature, physics, finances, the Giza pyramids, and music theory. A renowned researcher with an eye to assimilate a tremendous amount of background material, Farrell is able to condense the best scholastic research in publication and draw insightful new conclusions on complex and controversial subjects.
Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label “posthuman”.
The contemporary meaning of the term transhumanism was foreshadowed by one of the first professors of futurology, FM-2030, who taught “new concepts of the Human” at The New School in the 1960s, when he began to identify people who adopt technologies, lifestyles and worldviews transitional to “posthumanity” as “transhuman”. This hypothesis would lay the intellectual groundwork for the British philosopher Max More to begin articulating the principles of transhumanism as a futurist philosophy in 1990, and organizing in California an intelligentsia that has since grown into the worldwide transhumanist movement.
Influenced by seminal works of science fiction, the transhumanist vision of a transformed future humanity has attracted many supporters and detractors from a wide range of perspectives. Transhumanism has been characterized by one critic, Francis Fukuyama, as among the world’s most dangerous ideas, to which Ronald Bailey countered that it is rather the “movement that epitomizes the most daring, courageous, imaginative, and idealistic aspirations of humanity
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