The Faith Assumption
The Faith Assumption is a proposition that humanity will not become extinct before evolving into superhumanity. The proposition may be false. However, to the extent that we do not know it to be false, we may have practical or moral reasons to trust that we can make it true.
In any case, the Faith Assumption is a common aspiration among secular advocates of technological evolution, such as Transhumanists. And it may be consistent with the religious doctrine of theosis, also known as deification: the idea that humanity should become God.
- The Bible teaches theosis
- Early Christian authorities teach theosis
- Catholic authorities teach theosis
- The Book of Mormon teaches theosis
- Mormon authorities teach theosis
- Futurists anticipate theosis
- Atheists anticipate theosis
- Politicians on the Faith Assumption
- Bostrom, Nick. "In Defense of Posthuman Dignity." Bioethics 19.3: 202-214. 2005. Web.
- James, William. The Will to Believe. New York: Longmans Green, 1907. 26. Print.
- Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity Is Near. New York: Penguin, 2005. Print.
- Schiller, Ferdinand. Studies in Humanism. London, Macmillan: 1907. 430-431. Print.
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