Uncertainties in Bioethics

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In A Moral Vision for Transhumanism, Hopkins puts forth compelling reasons which power the transhumanist movement. He suggests that the ideology stems from the desire to breach physical limits so that we may magnify our capacity for improvement and address the human condition. Besides, science and technology allow our imagination to manifest in reality; what we could be or want to be may become tangible actualities.

Beyond the physical engineering, Hopkins posits that our psyches – our moral instincts – can be improved as well. Superhuman abilities do not alter our moral inclinations; they simply acts as a magnifier to human nature. To be genuine transhuman, our character and wills themselves must be transformed in tandem with our bodies into something better.

This, in turn, allows us to seek truth and goodness. Hopkins suggests that there is a higher existence that we yearn for and yet, cannot define. Technological advances can part the veils of mystery so that we may see this truth and find out whether it is worth pursuing.
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Bioethics is a interesting branch from the field of philosophy.

Engineering of human beings inflame feelings in both supporters and antagonists. Each article concerning bioethics is so strongly worded and emotionally powerful that I can't make up my mind as to where I stand.

I wish I know though, so that I won't be uncertain.

Life could do with less uncertainties.

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