Transhumanism and Evolution. Considerations on Darwin, Lamarck and Transhumanism

Filip Bardziński

In the paper, nurse I discuss the possible gap between the transhumanist perspective of controlling and perfecting human evolution through scientific means and the Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution. I argue that, due to such gap, the transhumanist programme is flawed and requires a new and better understanding of biological mechanisms in order to attain its goals.

Keywords: Charles Darwin, Theory of Evolution, transhumanism, Nick Bostrom, procreative beneficence

Doi: 10.14746/eip.2014.2.8