By Ronald Cole-Turner
The undying human wish to be extra appealing, clever, fit, athletic, or younger has given upward thrust in our time to applied sciences of human enhancement. Athletes use medicines to extend their energy or stamina; plastic surgery is commonly used to enhance actual visual appeal; thousands of fellows take medicinal drugs like Viagra to augment sexual functionality. And this day researchers are exploring applied sciences resembling phone regeneration and implantable units that have interaction at once with the mind. a few condemn those advancements as a brand new type of cheating—not simply in activities yet in lifestyles itself—promising rewards with out attempt and depriving us so much of all of what it capacity to be real humans. “Transhumanists,” nevertheless, reject what they see as a rationalizing of human limits, as though being human capacity being content material without end with underachieving our bodies and brains. To be human, they insist, is to be stressed with chances, constantly desirous to go beyond organic limits.
As the controversy grows in urgency, how may still theology reply? Christian theologians realize fact on either side of the argument, mentioning how the yearnings of the transhumanists—if now not their technological methods—find deep affinities in Christian trust. during this quantity, Ronald Cole-Turner has joined pro students and more youthful, rising voices jointly to convey clean perception into the applied sciences which are already reshaping the way forward for Christian existence and hope.
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