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Eugenics, Transhumanism
and Personhood:
THE 21st Century Public Policy
Debate
Georgia Right to
LifePersonhood—THE Prolife
...
Ideas Have Consequences
2005 National Right to Life
Convention
Nigel Cameron, Dean of the Wilberforce Forum
―Two terms will come to dominate publi...
Transhumanism and Eugenics
September 2004 October 2009
The
Pillars of
Personhoo
Georgia Right to
LifePersonhood—a New
Prolife Paradigm for the
21st Century
“For the pillars of the
earth are the Lord’s, and
on them he has set the
world.” 1 Sa 2:8
Hadamar, Germany 1920
Hyper-
inflation
Hadamar, Germany 1920
―In the 1920s, debate on this issue centered
on a book coauthored by Alfred Hoche, a
noted psychiatrist, and Karl Binding,...
• Potter‟s Syndrome (malformation of the kidneys)
• Children born with anencephaly
• Trisomy 16, 18, 21 (chromosomal anoma...
―Up to 100 victims arrived in post buses
every day. They were falsely told to disrobe
for a "medical examination". Sent be...
1941
―vivisections on the brains of victims who survived the
initial experiment.‖
Human Vivisection
Cold water immersion experi...
Genetic Research on Twins
Dr. Joseph
Mengele
Allied Prosecutor Thomas Dodd, 1945
Sixteen of the doctors charged were found
guilty. Seven were executed by hanging..
The “Doctor‟s Trial” at Nuremberg
Charg...
Godwin‘s Law
"[Mike] Godwin observed that, given enough
time, in any online discussion—regardless of
topic or scope—someon...
Godwin‘s Law
"Godwin's law itself can be abused as a
distraction, diversion or even as censorship,
fallaciously miscasting...
Human
Vivisection
… from ―the
Beating Heart
Donors‖ pg 36‖
May 2012
POST-PERSON
Georgia Capitol 2012
―. . . the fetus is anencephalic or that a
diagnosis of Potter‘s Syndrome or a
congenital or chromosomal anomaly is
made t...
Faces of ―Medically
Futile Pregnancy‖
One year old Nick with St. Nick
"The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single-
celled human embryo. The embryo had three se...
"When does life begin? I submit the
answer depends an awful lot on the
feeling of the parents. A powerful
feeling--but not...
―If the parents want the newborn, it is wrong to kill the baby
because the act deprives them of happiness. On the other
ha...
―So what if abortion ends life?‖
―. . . the fetus is indeed a life. A life
worth sacrificing.‖
By Mary Elizabeth Williams
...
What do they have in common?
Margaret Sanger KKK Adolph Hitler Mary Williams
They believe that all human life is
NOT equal...
OUR MISSION
Our purpose is the recognition and protection of the God-
given, unalienable right to life of all innocent hum...
“In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun
wrote that, „(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the
preborn] is es...
• Elderly - ―Futile Care‖ Baby Boomers? (Post-Persons)
• Human Embryos – 500,000 (Pre-Persons)
• Severely Disabled - Anenc...
Natural Law or Divine Law
Under Roman law- Personhood was
defined and applied to some,
as opposed to being recognized as a...
Western law‘s historic struggle over the issue of Personhood
is clearly seen in the manner by which the concept has been
a...
Constitutional Convention 1787
In September of 1787 the Constitutional
Convention meeting in Philadelphia declared
in Article 1, Section 2 of the America...
In September of 1787 the Constitutional
Convention meeting in Philadelphia declared
in Article 1, Section 2 of the America...
In Canada in1876, a ruling in British common
law declared that ―Women are persons in
matters of pains and penalties, but a...
Emily Murphy
In 1916, she became the
first woman magistrate
(Senator) in Canada, and
in the British Empire. She
is best kn...
She appealed to the Canadian Supreme
Court, asking for clarification of a simple
question: ―Does the word ‗persons‘ in
Sec...
―. . . an Indian is not a person within the meaning of the Constitution . . .
[Congress] may prevent an Indian from leavin...
1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee
Frozen Body of
Chief Spotted Elk
“…that helpless children and
women with babes in their arms...
In November 1935 Nazi
Germany declared that
Jews were ―subjects‖ of
the Reich but not
―citizens‖ under the
newly enacted
N...
After the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, a number
of additional Nazi decrees were issued that
eventually outlawed the Jews
comple...
After the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, a number
of additional Nazi decrees were issued that
eventually outlawed the Jews
comple...
―This disturbing pattern of disputing
someone‘s humanity to weaken his
claims to rights of Personhood repeats
itself again...
"The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single-
celled human embryo. The embryo had three se...
EMERGING
TECHNOLOGIES
―The Emerging
Brave New
World‖
Thomas Glessner
2005 National Right to Life
Convention
Nigel Cameron, Dean of the Wilberforce Forum
―Two terms will come to dominate publi...
TRANSHUMANISM:
The use of new sciences
and technologies to
enhance human mental
and physical abilities and
…creating a rac...
Transgenetics
(Chimeras)
Artificial
Intelligence
EctogenesisCyborgology
Nanotechnology
TRANSHUMANISM
Transgenetics
Artificial
Intelligence
EctogenesisCyborgology
Nanotechnology
TRANSHUMANISM
Genesis 3
But the serpent said t...
Ecto-genesis:
The creation and/or continuation of human life
outside the human uterus. It can refer to complete
artificial...
An article of TIME magazine called Of Headless Mice...And Men
told of scientists‘ new discovery of creating headless mice ...
Transgenetics:
Mixing genetic code of two different species to
create what is called a ―chimera‖. UK is mixing cow
eggs an...
Sculpture by Patricia Piccinini
entitled The Young Family
Spider + Goat = BioSteel
Fluorescent pigs have been
created through crossing
their genes with jellyfish
Hairless mice have...
"The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single-
celled human embryo. The embryo had three se...
EUGENICS
Genetic
Engineering
Cloning Genoism
EUGENICS:
A social philosophy, which advocates the
improvement of human hereditary traits
through various forms of interve...
Eugenic Advocates
Margaret Sanger KKK Adolph Hitler
Genetic Engineering/Designer
Babies:
―A laboratory technique used by
scientists to change the DNA of
living organisms. It ...
Cloning:
Is taking the nucleus and replacing it with
the genetic makeup of a person to create its
clone for the future pur...
Genoism:
• It is creating a ―perfect race‖ through gene selection. It will be
producing what is classified as wanted child...
Genoism:
• It is creating a ―perfect race‖ through gene selection. It will be
producing what is classified as wanted child...
H+ Magazine Interviews
German Transhumanist
H+: Is there any interest in eugenics in Germany now or
is it a totally taboo ...
“God who gave us life gave us
liberty. Can the liberties of a
nation be secure when we have
removed a conviction that
thes...
Brave New World: Huxley 1932
2009 – Transhumanism will bring ―the Lie‖ of
Genesis 3 into our lives and will impact our
chi...
Eugenics, Transhumanism
and Personhood:
THE 21st Century Public Policy
Debate
Georgia Right to
LifePersonhood—THE Prolife
...
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  1. 1. Eugenics, Transhumanism and Personhood: THE 21st Century Public Policy Debate Georgia Right to LifePersonhood—THE Prolife Paradigm for the 21st Century
  2. 2. Ideas Have Consequences
  3. 3. 2005 National Right to Life Convention Nigel Cameron, Dean of the Wilberforce Forum ―Two terms will come to dominate public policy in the 21st century . . . ‖ • Transhumanism • Eugenics ("germinal choice" or "reprogenetics―)
  4. 4. Transhumanism and Eugenics September 2004 October 2009
  5. 5. The Pillars of Personhoo Georgia Right to LifePersonhood—a New Prolife Paradigm for the 21st Century
  6. 6. “For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.” 1 Sa 2:8
  7. 7. Hadamar, Germany 1920
  8. 8. Hyper- inflation
  9. 9. Hadamar, Germany 1920
  10. 10. ―In the 1920s, debate on this issue centered on a book coauthored by Alfred Hoche, a noted psychiatrist, and Karl Binding, a prominent scholar of criminal law. They argued that economic savings justified the killing of ‗useless eaters‘.― US Holocaust Museum ―They argued that economic savings justified the killing of ‗useless eaters‘.―
  11. 11. • Potter‟s Syndrome (malformation of the kidneys) • Children born with anencephaly • Trisomy 16, 18, 21 (chromosomal anomalies such as Down Syndrome “incompatible with life”) • “the incurably ill” or “medically futile” • the mentally challenged • the blind, deaf and dumb children • “half-breeds and other undesirables” • Holocaust Germany‘s ―Slippery Slope‖
  12. 12. ―Up to 100 victims arrived in post buses every day. They were falsely told to disrobe for a "medical examination". Sent before a physician, instead of examining them he assigned one of a list of 60 fatal diseases to every victim, then marked them with different-colored band-aids for one of three categories: Kill; kill and remove brain for research; kill and break out gold teeth.― Patrizia Barbera: Todgeweihte kamen in Postbussen zur Hinrichtung, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, page 55
  13. 13. 1941
  14. 14. ―vivisections on the brains of victims who survived the initial experiment.‖ Human Vivisection Cold water immersion experiment
  15. 15. Genetic Research on Twins Dr. Joseph Mengele
  16. 16. Allied Prosecutor Thomas Dodd, 1945
  17. 17. Sixteen of the doctors charged were found guilty. Seven were executed by hanging.. The “Doctor‟s Trial” at Nuremberg Charged with human experimentation without ―Informed Consent‖.
  18. 18. Godwin‘s Law "[Mike] Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.― Wikipedia
  19. 19. Godwin‘s Law "Godwin's law itself can be abused as a distraction, diversion or even as censorship, fallaciously miscasting an opponent's argument as hyperbole when the comparisons made by the argument are actually appropriate.‖ Wikipedia
  20. 20. Human Vivisection … from ―the Beating Heart Donors‖ pg 36‖ May 2012 POST-PERSON
  21. 21. Georgia Capitol 2012
  22. 22. ―. . . the fetus is anencephalic or that a diagnosis of Potter‘s Syndrome or a congenital or chromosomal anomaly is made that is incompatible with life.‖
  23. 23. Faces of ―Medically Futile Pregnancy‖ One year old Nick with St. Nick
  24. 24. "The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single- celled human embryo. The embryo had three sets of chromosomes instead of two." After the embryo divided for three days, all the cells in the embryo glowed, Rosenwaks said. He said the goal of the work was to see if the fluorescent marker would carry into the daughter cells, allowing genetic changes to be traced as cells divided." "A spokesman for the National Institutes of Health said the Cornell work would not be classified as gene therapy in need of federal review, because a test-tube embryo is not considered a person under the regulations." Glow in the dark . . . Humans May 13, 2008 ―is not considered a person‖ Human Experimentation without Informed Consent
  25. 25. "When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling--but not science― Melissa Perry, MSNBC July 21, 2013
  26. 26. ―If the parents want the newborn, it is wrong to kill the baby because the act deprives them of happiness. On the other hand, killing a defective newborn (up to 28 days after birth) is not morally equivalent to killing a person.‖ Peter Singer Member Independent Physicians Advisory Board (IPAB) over ObamaCare, which is an unelected 15-member panel appointed solely by the president ―... a person‖
  27. 27. ―So what if abortion ends life?‖ ―. . . the fetus is indeed a life. A life worth sacrificing.‖ By Mary Elizabeth Williams Salon Magazine, Jan 23, 2013 ―Here‘s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That‘s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about . . . Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.‖
  28. 28. What do they have in common? Margaret Sanger KKK Adolph Hitler Mary Williams They believe that all human life is NOT equal! POST Birth Abortion
  29. 29. OUR MISSION Our purpose is the recognition and protection of the God- given, unalienable right to life of all innocent human beings as legal persons at every stage of their biological development. ―Human dignity and the sanctity of life‖We MUST understand ―It is NOT to just save babies . . . It IS to re-establish the ‗sanctity of life‘ and respect for human dignity that our biblical faith requires . . . lest God‘s ‗sleeping judgment‘ awake. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Ge 1:27 “Imago Dei” Personhood Principle
  30. 30. “In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that, „(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus‟ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.‟” Roe v. Wade 1973 decision . . . the personhood of the preborn child is the single point on which the entire debate turns.
  31. 31. • Elderly - ―Futile Care‖ Baby Boomers? (Post-Persons) • Human Embryos – 500,000 (Pre-Persons) • Severely Disabled - Anencephalic Infant (Non-Person) • Human Animal Hybrids - UK Chimeras (Un-Person) • PGD - Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Eugenics (Good-Beginning) • Assisted Suicide – Euthanasia (Good-Death) Let‘s imagine that we wake up tomorrow and Roe is overturned . . . is our pro-life movement finished?
  32. 32. Natural Law or Divine Law Under Roman law- Personhood was defined and applied to some, as opposed to being recognized as an inalienable right incarnate in all. Two Routes to Personhood Historically government can not be trusted with defining Personhood
  33. 33. Western law‘s historic struggle over the issue of Personhood is clearly seen in the manner by which the concept has been applied to the issues of slavery, suffrage and eugenics.
  34. 34. Constitutional Convention 1787
  35. 35. In September of 1787 the Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia declared in Article 1, Section 2 of the American Constitution that: ―blacks are only three fifths of all other Persons.‖ In 1857, in the Dred Scott decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared blacks to be ―a subordinate and inferior class of beings.‖ ―blacks are only three fifths of all other Persons.‖
  36. 36. In September of 1787 the Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia declared in Article 1, Section 2 of the American Constitution that: ―blacks are only three fifths of all other Persons.‖ In 1857, in the Dred Scott decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared blacks to be ―a subordinate and inferior class of beings.‖ Dred Scott Decision (1857) Following closely on this logic, within a year after the Dred Scott decision the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that . . . ―in the eyes of the law, so far certainly as civil rights and relations are concerned, the slave is not a person, but a thing.‖
  37. 37. In Canada in1876, a ruling in British common law declared that ―Women are persons in matters of pains and penalties, but are not persons in matters of rights and privileges.‖
  38. 38. Emily Murphy In 1916, she became the first woman magistrate (Senator) in Canada, and in the British Empire. She is best known for her contributions to Canadian feminism, specifically to the question of whether women were ―persons‖ under Canadian law. specifically to the question of whether women were ―persons‖ under Canadian law.
  39. 39. She appealed to the Canadian Supreme Court, asking for clarification of a simple question: ―Does the word ‗persons‘ in Section 24, of The British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?‖ The Court‘s unequivocal response: NO!
  40. 40. ―. . . an Indian is not a person within the meaning of the Constitution . . . [Congress] may prevent an Indian from leaving his reservation, and while he is on a reservation it may deprive him of his liberty, his property, his life.‖ George F. Canfield (1881) The American Law Review
  41. 41. 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee Frozen Body of Chief Spotted Elk “…that helpless children and women with babes in their arms had been chased as far as two miles from the original scene of encounter and cut down without mercy by the troopers.” General Nelson A. Miles
  42. 42. In November 1935 Nazi Germany declared that Jews were ―subjects‖ of the Reich but not ―citizens‖ under the newly enacted Nuremberg Laws on Citizenship and Race. Article 4 (1) stated, ―A Jew cannot be a citizen of the Reich. He cannot exercise the right to vote; he cannot hold public office.‖
  43. 43. After the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, a number of additional Nazi decrees were issued that eventually outlawed the Jews completely, depriving them of their rights as human beings.
  44. 44. After the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, a number of additional Nazi decrees were issued that eventually outlawed the Jews completely, depriving them of their rights as human beings.
  45. 45. ―This disturbing pattern of disputing someone‘s humanity to weaken his claims to rights of Personhood repeats itself again and again in Western history.‖ Center for Bio-ethical Reform
  46. 46. "The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single- celled human embryo. The embryo had three sets of chromosomes instead of two." After the embryo divided for three days, all the cells in the embryo glowed, Rosenwaks said. He said the goal of the work was to see if the fluorescent marker would carry into the daughter cells, allowing genetic changes to be traced as cells divided." "A spokesman for the National Institutes of Health said the Cornell work would not be classified as gene therapy in need of federal review, because a test-tube embryo is not considered a person under the regulations." Glow in the dark . . . Humans May 13, 2008 ―is not considered a person‖
  47. 47. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ―The Emerging Brave New World‖ Thomas Glessner
  48. 48. 2005 National Right to Life Convention Nigel Cameron, Dean of the Wilberforce Forum ―Two terms will come to dominate public policy in the 21st century . . . ‖ • Transhumanism • Eugenics
  49. 49. TRANSHUMANISM: The use of new sciences and technologies to enhance human mental and physical abilities and …creating a race so enhanced that they are no longer called human, but post-human. H+ = ―Homo perfectus‖
  50. 50. Transgenetics (Chimeras) Artificial Intelligence EctogenesisCyborgology Nanotechnology TRANSHUMANISM
  51. 51. Transgenetics Artificial Intelligence EctogenesisCyborgology Nanotechnology TRANSHUMANISM Genesis 3 But the serpent said to the woman, ―You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.‖ • Immortality – ―you will not die • God/Man‘s Sovereignty – ―You will be like God • Omniscience – ― . . . Like God , knowing . . .
  52. 52. Ecto-genesis: The creation and/or continuation of human life outside the human uterus. It can refer to complete artificial creation of human life and an artificial womb preparing the way for using these creations to harvest human body parts. Ectogenesis Artificial Womb
  53. 53. An article of TIME magazine called Of Headless Mice...And Men told of scientists‘ new discovery of creating headless mice and tadpoles through removing a particular gene from the embryos. Most people would think this is a failure rather than a break through, but the article goes on to say the reason this is a success is that beginning of being able to create headless animals for the purpose of harvesting body parts, and they plan to use artificial wombs to produce them.
  54. 54. Transgenetics: Mixing genetic code of two different species to create what is called a ―chimera‖. UK is mixing cow eggs and human genes to create a monstrosity that our system cannot ethically judge which gives scientists the ability to destroy or use as wished. ―Cowboys‖
  55. 55. Sculpture by Patricia Piccinini entitled The Young Family
  56. 56. Spider + Goat = BioSteel Fluorescent pigs have been created through crossing their genes with jellyfish Hairless mice have already been used to grow human ears ―PHARMING‖
  57. 57. "The Cornell scientists put a gene for a fluorescent protein into the single- celled human embryo. The embryo had three sets of chromosomes instead of two." After the embryo divided for three days, all the cells in the embryo glowed, Rosenwaks said. He said the goal of the work was to see if the fluorescent marker would carry into the daughter cells, allowing genetic changes to be traced as cells divided." "A spokesman for the National Institutes of Health said the Cornell work would not be classified as gene therapy in need of federal review, because a test-tube embryo is not considered a person under the regulations." Glow in the dark . . . Humans May 13, 2008
  58. 58. EUGENICS Genetic Engineering Cloning Genoism
  59. 59. EUGENICS: A social philosophy, which advocates the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of intervention by the State. The State would ―purify‖ the world of those traits or people that are considered undesirable.
  60. 60. Eugenic Advocates Margaret Sanger KKK Adolph Hitler
  61. 61. Genetic Engineering/Designer Babies: ―A laboratory technique used by scientists to change the DNA of living organisms. It is used to perfect what they feel are unwanted characteristics of a person, such as stupidity, autism, or diabetes, and enable every parent to have the perfect child of their choosing like hair, eyes, intelligence, and abilities: a world of Barbie's and Kens. ―
  62. 62. Cloning: Is taking the nucleus and replacing it with the genetic makeup of a person to create its clone for the future purposes of reproduction for infertile or homosexual couples, harvesting body parts, and research. Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
  63. 63. Genoism: • It is creating a ―perfect race‖ through gene selection. It will be producing what is classified as wanted children with their criteria and destroying the undesired. • ―At the Emory Reproductive Center, the mechanical process of embryo cryopreservation is laboratory controlled to reduce the risk of technical failure. ―Only high quality embryos are selected for cryopreservation since poor quality embryos seldom survive the freezing and thawing processes.‖
  64. 64. Genoism: • It is creating a ―perfect race‖ through gene selection. It will be producing what is classified as wanted children with their criteria and destroying the undesired. • ―At the Emory Reproductive Center, the mechanical process of embryo cryopreservation is laboratory controlled to reduce the risk of technical failure. ―Only high quality children are selected for cryopreservation since poor quality children seldom survive the freezing and thawing processes.‖
  65. 65. H+ Magazine Interviews German Transhumanist H+: Is there any interest in eugenics in Germany now or is it a totally taboo topic? MJS: Due to the Nazi history of Germany, eugenics is actually a totally taboo topic here, regardless of differences in definition, goals or means. It is also similar with procedures like pre-implantation diagnostics (PID), euthanasia and other human enhancement technologies that are also often viewed in this context.
  66. 66. “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson
  67. 67. Brave New World: Huxley 1932 2009 – Transhumanism will bring ―the Lie‖ of Genesis 3 into our lives and will impact our children‘s lives in ways never imagined. ―In the 20th century it was enough that we were pro-life . . . In the 21st century we must be diligent to also be pro-human.‖ Nigel Cameron, Christian bio-ethicist
  68. 68. Eugenics, Transhumanism and Personhood: THE 21st Century Public Policy Debate Georgia Right to LifePersonhood—THE Prolife Paradigm for the 21st Century Will YOU be a light in the darkness?
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