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Transfigurist Quarterly Issue 6

Transfigurist Quarterly Issue 6

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Quarterly Newsletter of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
Quarterly Newsletter of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

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Published by: Mormon Transhumanist Association on Dec 31, 2012
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in this issue>>> current topics>>> 
Keynote Speakers Announced 
 Annual conference welcomes Aubrey de Grey
Dr. de Grey, substituting for Ben Goertzel, will present "Why it is a sin NOT to strive to devel-op medicine that eliminates aging" at the Asso-ciation annual conference on 5 April 2013. Heis a biomedical gerontologist based in Cam- bridge, UK and Mountain View, California,USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENSFoundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) chari-ty dedicated to combating the aging process.Other keynote speakers include:
Richard Bushman, author of 
 Rough Stone Rolling 
, presenting: “From Humanity toFulness the Mormon way”
 
Carl Teichrib, editor of 
 Forcing Change
,
 presenting: “A Christian Critique of Chris-tian Transhumanism”
 
Dr. Peter Wicks, presenting “An Atheist
Transhumanist Critique of Religious
Transhumanism”
 
 
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Call for Papers: Annual  Association Conference
Quarterly  
Friday April 5, 2013 @ SLC! 
Call for Papers: Upcoming Annual Association ConferenceSingularity 1 on 1 interviewSaving the world one protein at a time: Rosetta@Home Association goes Meetup
Speakers will address the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with par-ticular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion.
Papers should be approximately two tosix pages in length. Authors of accepted papers will be given approximately 10minutes to present the ideas in their pa- pers at the conference. A selection of the best of those papers will subsequently be published in the conference proceed-ings, which will be made availableonline and potentially in print form.Therefore, papers should be written withadmin@transfigurism.org,by emailattachment. Include author's full name,contact information, and title.Somefunding is available to reimburse  portions of travel for presenters. Pleaseindicate interest in being considered for travel support in the submission email.First deadline for papers falls in Janu-ary. Anticipate another excellent confer-ence!Have you made plans to
attend the Association’s
annual conference?The aim of this conferenceis to address the many issuesand topics that lie at theintersection of technologyand religion, their impactson each other, and on socie-ty in general. These papersneed not focus only on spe-cifically Mormon r 
 
eligiousissues.
Papers should beapproximately two tosix pages in length. Authors will have 10minutes to present
Transfigurist 
A quarterly review of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
the intent of eventual pub-lication in mind (full cita-tions, references, foot-notes, etc.). Authorswhose papers are selectedfor publication will begiven an editor to work with, to prepare their final paper for publication.Please send submissions inRTF, PDF, or MS Wordformat to
in this issue>>> 

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