Human Exceptionalism

Never Underestimate The Ingenuity of Scientists

A woman has been fitted with an artificial arm that she can control with her thoughts. Outstanding achievement. As my friend Bill Hurlbut always tells me, “Never underestimate the creativity and ingenuity of scientists.” Which, of course, is why we need proper moral and ethical parameters beyond which science should not stray.

Oh, for those transhumanists out there: This isn’t transhumanism. It isn’t enhancement. It isn’t “post human.” It is proper therapy that I am sure we all hope can someday be made available to anyone who needs it.