Who decides what is true? It’s difficult to know who to trust and traditionally we looked to the educators, the politicians and the clergy, but they’ve become crowd pleasers rather than crowd leaders.
As a layman in relation to theology, philosophy and science, I’ve been thinking about the nature of truth. There are plenty of facts we all agree on, but the hypotheses that emerge from these facts can vary and that’s when it becomes difficult to agree, or even discuss, what is true. It can be hard to believe in something and hold it lightly enough to genuinely welcome the other point of view or even change your mind.
Stephen took part in a ‘blog hop‘ with 25 other authors, including such tantalising stories about a festival of enhancement; a bible on a chain that might lead to heretical beliefs; discharge of a king’s obligations; servants’ kissing balls, secular and sacred hunting; Christ and the apostles in a pudding; 21st century Romans; and much much more……
I’ve been interested in transhumanism since I began to understand the decisions about human enhancement that will face future generations. If you’re wondering what human enhancement means – the Wikipedia definition is “any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. It is the use of technological means to select or alter human characteristics and capacities, whether or not the alteration results in characteristics and capacities that lie beyond the existing human range.”