A Christian theologian says he has major concerns with the international and intellectual movement called “Transhumanism” that seeks to artificially enhance existing human beings.
“The fact that we’re trying to do this is, to me, really high-tech eugenics,” observes Dr. Richard Land, now president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It’s being predicted that within the next 30 years nanobots – tiny robots – will be placed in the brains of people to enhance their intelligence.
Land says that suggests an effort to “artificially evolve” humans into a higher state.
That decription mirrors a simple Google search of “Transhumanism,” which describes and effort to “transform the human condition by developing and creating widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.”
“And we’re flawed human beings,” says Land, “so we have no infallibility like God does as to what’s a good trait and what’s a bad trait.”
Dr. Land likens this idea to the Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis.
“When we start permanently altering the genetics of the people involved,” he tells OneNewsNow, “that’s going to have catastrophic consequences. You can see where that goes, it leads to Frankenstein monsters.”