Keeping Homo Sapiens 1.0

Anne Foerst

Abstract


From a theological perspective, the human animal is estranged. The feat of self-awareness leads also to the rejection of other human beings as non-persons. In this article, I will first outline a theological concept of sin that is coherent with modern scientific findings. I will then discuss human bonding mechanisms and their evolutionary evolved limits. Finally I will argue that we ought not to improve homo sapiens but should still attempt to build an intelligence partner species (e.g. humanoid robots) that can teach us to be more tolerant and inclusive.

Keywords


sin; humans as God's images; personhood; humanoid robots; human–computer interaction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14434/artifact.v2i3-4.4094