THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN BIRTH AND TRANSHUMANIST PROPOSALS OF ENHANCEMENT

@article{Cruz2015THEEO,
  title={THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN BIRTH AND TRANSHUMANIST PROPOSALS OF ENHANCEMENT},
  author={Eduardo R. Cruz},
  journal={Zygon},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={830-853}
}
  • E. R. Cruz
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Psychology
  • Zygon
Some transhumanists argue that we must engage with theories and facts about our evolutionary past in order to promote future enhancements of the human body. At the same time, they call our attention to the flawed character of evolution and argue that there is a mismatch between adaptation to ancestral environments and contemporary life. One important trait of our evolutionary past which should not be ignored, and yet may hinder the continued perfection of humankind, is the peculiarly human way… 
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