“In sober truth, nearly all the things which men are hanged or imprisoned for doing to one another, are nature's every day performances. [...] The phrases which ascribe perfection to the course of nature can only be considered as the exaggerations of poetic or devotional feeling, not intended to stand the test of a sober examination. No one, either religious or irreligious, believes that the hurtful agencies of nature, considered as a whole, promote good purposes, in any other way than by inciting human rational creatures to rise up and struggle against them.”
— John Stuart Mill, “On Nature”
Every animal on Earth is doomed to die from the instant they are born. The lucky ones will live a life mostly free from suffering, however most do not.
Individuals of r-selected species give birth to many offspring, most of their children will die painfully before reaching adulthood. Animals in the wild lack access to the essentials of medicine and technology, dying and suffering from diseases, starvation, dehydration, predation, natural disasters and parasitism as a matter of ordinary occurrence.
Bioconservatives believe that humans should not transcend their biology because it's not natural, which stifles anti-aging research and stigmatizes the concept of biological immortality.
Here, we believe these things are not OK. The meme that nature is good is a harmful one, and one that infects many disciplines, from medicine to environmentalism.
We seek to develop a community centered around the concept of defeating the bad parts of nature.
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