Singularity 1 on 1 talks science and religion with Lincoln Cannon

The Singularity 1 on 1 podcast has published a discussion about the compatibility of science and religion between host Nikola Danaylov and Lincoln Cannon, president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

"Lincoln Cannon is not only a software engineer with degrees in philosophy and business but also the president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. In my first interview with him we talked about the compatibility between Mormonism and Transhumanism. In this special edition of Singularity 1 on 1 we debate whether science and religion are mutually exclusive – as I believe, or complementary – as Cannon argues that they are."

Singularity 1 on 1: Are Science and Religion Mutually Exclusive or Complementary?

Singularity 1 on 1 Interviews Lincoln Cannon

The Singularity 1 on 1 podcast has published an interview with Lincoln Cannon, president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

"Lincoln Cannon is one of those people who break the mold. He is not only a software engineer with degrees in philosophy and business but also the president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. So if, like me, you thought that Mormon Transhumanism is an oxymoron, you should put your presumptions away and give Lincoln the chance to explain why this is not the case. Then you can judge for yourself.

"During our conversation with Cannon we cover a wide variety of topics such as: the history and purpose behind the Mormon Transhumanist Association; the story of how Lincoln discovered the technological singularity and transhumanism; what is Mormonism and how it is compatible with both of the above; the relationship between Mormonism, science and technology; the historicity of the Book of Mormon; being feminist, intellectual or gay and how that relates to being Mormon and/or transhumanist ..."

Lincoln Cannon on Singularity 1 on 1: Reach Out to Religious Transhumanists

Member Survey 2012

Dear members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association,

It's time for the association's annual member survey. We hope to hear from you! Your feedback helps association leadership better represent and serve you. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and the goal is 100% participation. Click here to access the survey:

https://docs.google.com/a/transfigurism.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxoYVlHUnp5S3pic2hpRFpTb045REE6MA#gid=0

Only aggregate results, without personal identifying information, will be made public. Only association directors and officers will have access to individual answers. One week from now, if you haven't already completed the survey, an association leader will reach out and contact you personally to see if you have questions or need assistance. In the mean time, you may contact admin@transfigurism.org.

Thank you for participating!

Brent Allsop
Member Survey Project Manager
Mormon Transhumanist Association
transfigurism.org

Request for Proposals: “The Science of Immortality”

The University of California at Riverside, with the help of a very generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation and under the direction of John Martin Fischer, welcomes proposals to investigate via empirical means questions that concern personal immortality. Such questions are central existential concerns that know no geographical or cultural bounds. They include questions about the possibility and plausibility of post-mortem survival; questions about the influence of beliefs about immortality on behavior, attitudes, and character; questions as to why and how persons are (at least pre-reflectively) disposed to believe in post-mortem survival; and more besides. The goal of this RFP is to make progress on these questions through empirical research. Read more.

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