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Russell Blackford
It’s Okay to Change Your Mind by Russell Blackford

While it calls for caution, there are good reasons to redesign human nature

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Cyborg Olympics Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with Andy Miah, author of Genetically Modified Athletes: Biomedical Ethics, Gene Doping,and Sport. We discuss the ineffectiveness of global anti-doping efforts in the face of new technologies, and the need for a two-tier sporting regime that monitors but permits athletic enhancements.

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Fear and Loathing in Public Policy Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with Martha Nussbaum, professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago and author of Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law. We discuss the role of disgust and shame in shaping public policies in illiberal ways, and the ramifications of Leon Kass’ yuck factor ethics.

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Forbidding Posthumans Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with Max Mehlman, law prof at Case Western Reserve University, bioethicist and author of Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Society, which argues for strict global restrictions on human enhancement in order to avoid exacerbating inequality.

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Mondo Revolution - Part Two Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with psychedelic futurist writer and activist R.U. Sirius, founder/editor of High Frontiers and Mondo 2000, author of The Revolution, and editor of Neofiles.

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Russell Blackford
We Can Flourish as More than Human by Russell Blackford

Despite what opponents say, not all uses of enhancement technology will lead to a dystopia

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Should We Want to be Better Than Well? Part Two Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with journalist Gary Greenberg, author of many articles for Mother Jones, the New Yorker and other magazines, about the UnaBomber, psychopharmaceuticals, brain death, Carl Elliott’s Better Than Well and the idea of human enhancement.  Dr. J. also talks with psychedelic futurist writer and activist R.U. Sirius, founder/editor of High Frontiers and Mondo 2000, author of The Revolution, and editor of Neofiles.

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Should We Want to be Better Than Well? Part One Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with journalist Gary Greenberg, author of many articles for Mother Jones, the New Yorker and other magazines, about the UnaBomber, psychopharmaceuticals, brain death Carl Elliott’s Better Than Well and the idea of human enhancement.

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J. Hughes
Humanism for personhood: against human-racism: a new fight for human rights by J. Hughes

In February 2004, the Bush administration found pro-life bioethicists to replace two members of the President’s Commission on Bioethics who had defended the use of embryos in stem cell research. In the case of Florida resident Terri Schiavo, the Religious Right continues to fight to keep “alive” a permanently unconscious woman whose husband would like to pull the plug. The Great Ape Project is fighting to ban experimentation on chimpanzees and gorillas. Technology critics like Langdon Winner, Francis Fukuyama, and Bill McKi...

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Humanism Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with Jende Huang, field organizer for the American Humanist Association, about the religious right, and the growing free thought movement on U.S. campuses.