| Lecture 4 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series |

Would genetically engineered “designer babies” be a dream come true or a nightmare? The transhumanist movement thinks that it is time to use biotechnology to radically enhance human intelligence, strength, mood, memory, lifespan, and even romantic love well beyond what medicine considers healthy. Yet these smarter, faster, prettier enhanced “transhumans” are just part of the transitional phase to a new superior “posthuman”. This talk will explore how the ancient wisdom of the Church responds to the questions about human happiness and perfection raised in the transhumanist efforts to overcome the limits of biology through technology.

 

Click here to watch the recording on YouTube: APAVM Lecture 4 – Transhumanism: The Imperfect Scientific Quest for Human Perfection