Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, talks about the ambiguity of our notions of what is 'human'.
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A human is a being which has been biologically produced by another human and which can in turn biologically produce other humans handicaps aside. All other distinctions involve variety due to biological isolation and the differentiations of the higher and lower cultures that those isolated groups respectively produce andor share.
At my University no less. Testifying in that case should have been career suicide.18/09/2012
This clown actually argued for the validity of intelligent design read: creationism with skanky lipstick in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. How on earth a person who has done that could ever show face in public again, let alone hold a faculty position at university and give public lectures is forever beyond me.17/09/2012
I agree. A man who claims scientific understanding while arguing from nothing but spurious philosophical assumptions30/08/2012
The postmodern critique largely qualitative and its neoliberal counterpoint naively quantitative, are the actual crux of this debate, though he seems quite dismissive. The issue of autonomy How can one 'rationally' choose a change in conciousness? and the issue of authority How can we devise normative rules to govern these changes? How will this technology change the modes of oppression and exploitation? have to be dealt with, and are woefully neglected in modern politics.13/07/2012
that's me asking a typically only tangentially related question at the end derp11/03/2012
Ha! My old supervisor at Durham . Not seen him doing his thing for years!21/03/2011
The usual babbling, unsupported BS that I've come to expect from Steve Fuller.11/11/2009
Fuller in high gear as usual. If you ever have the oppertunity to listen to this guy or chat with him, go for it. He's a load of fun and a very good conversationalist.12/08/2009