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Mormon Matters Podcast Association members participate in survey Director elections Association conference 6 April 2012!
A quarterly review of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
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Chris and Lincoln interview for Mormon Matters
Association President and Vice President discuss Mormon Transhumanism with Dan Wotherspoon of the Mormon Matters Podcast
Results from Survey
2011 Association Member Survey!
The Association has released results of its 2011 member survey. The survey results provide aggregate statistics of members' views on religion and politics, satisfaction with the association, and demographics.
In this Mar. 13th interview, Lincoln Cannon and VP Chris Bradford talked with panelist Tyson Jacobsen and host Dan about the future and major themes in Transhumanist debates.
The Association is not a religious organization & is not affiliated with any religious organization
In 2011, the Association grew from 120 23%) members to 143 members, and 71 mem Membership reporting a divorced bers participated in the survey. Notable marital status decreased from 14% statistical changes since to 4% (membership reporting a 2010 include: Membership in Utah Did you know you married marital status decreased from 40% to increased from 58% to 17% of Association 31% (membership out64%, and membership side the United States members live outside reporting a remarried increased from 13% to the United States? marital status in17%) creased from 7% to Membership identifying 10%) as "no opinion" in cul Membership reporting incomplete tural politics decreased from 14% to college education decreased from 5% (membership identifying as 26% to 13% (membership reporting conservative in cultural politics postgraduate education increased increased from 7% to 13%) from 42% to 47%, and membership Membership identifying as progresreporting incomplete postgraduate sive in economic politics increased education increased from 7% to from 21% to 41% (membership 11%)! identifying as moderate in economic politics decreased from 33% to
Finding An Agent That’s Right For You
It is time to elect three new Directors! Outgoing directors include Lincoln Cannon, Carl Youngblood, and Brent Allsop. Become a voting member now to participate in Director elections. FYI: Nomination Phase, 1-7 April. Discussion Phase, 8-21 April.. Voting Phase, 22-28 April.. Tally Phase, 29-30 April. Substitution Phase, 1 May, 3:33 pm PST: Three outgoing directors are replaced by three new directors.
Calls for papers
Two conferences recently issued calls for transhumanism-related papers: the Christian Scholars Conference (CSC) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The CSC asks for papers that address the intersection of Christian doctrine and transhumanism. The AAR is planning a “Transhumanism and Religion Group,” and welcomes papers from a variety of religious traditions.
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When: April 6, 2012 Where: SLC Public Library, Utah What: The Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference 2012 will be the first conference focused explicitly on both Mormonism and Transhumanism. Speakers will include Lincoln Cannon, President, and Chris Bradford, Vice President. Other members of the association and invited speakers will also present: membership in the association is not required to attend. Register at http:// transfigurism-2012.eventbrite.com/ Internationally renowned Giulio Prisco will keynote. Come!
Adam Davis on “Scientific Realism and the Simulation Argument”, Brad Carmack on “Mormonism Beyond the Gender Binary” Brent Allsop on “Ushering in the Millennium” Carl Youngblood on “Compassionate Obsolescence: Coping with Technological Change” Chris Bradford on “Bodies Without End: Embodiment in a Substrate-Independent World” Chris Bradford on “Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Subverting Dogma in an LDS Context” Cory Funk on “The Utility of Belief and Agnosticism”
Topics for Association Conference 5432 Any Street West
Townsville, State 54321 April 6, 2012
SLC Public Library
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Lincoln Cannon on "The History, Status and Plans of the Mormon Transhumanist Association" Marcus Flinders on “Taxation in a Millennial World” Micah Redding on “Transhumanism and the Christian Story” Michael Ferguson on “Toward a Science of Spirituality” Mike Perry on “Christian Atheist Universal Immortalism” Roger Hansen on “Putting a Ghost in the Machine” Varden Hadfield on “How Amazing is Grace? The Role of Jesus Christ in Mormonism and Transhumanism” Dan Wotherspoon on “Things Mormon Transhumanist Nerds Should Keep in Mind When Interacting with Potential NonTranshumanist Allies — Especially Ones within Their Own Tradition”
Dorothy Deasy on “Post-biological Transfiguration” Eric Swedin on “Why Transhumanist Immortality is a Bad Idea” Evan Hadfield on “God as Universal Experience: A Buddhist and Mormon Perspective” Giulio Prisco on “The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering” James Carroll on “Epiphenomenalism, the Problem with Property Dualism” Jamie Driessen on “Machine Skepticism Using a Non-Classical Suspension of a Logic Gate” Karl Hale on “Worshiping an ExtraTerrestrial Humanoid Deity” Kathy Wilson on “From Mormon to Mystic” Leonard Reil on “The Plurality of Gods: An Uncomfortable Doctrine”