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Transhumanism, Human Exceptionalism and Christianity

Transhumanism, Human Exceptionalism and Christianity

Original air date: June 4, 2022

Transhumanism, Human Exceptionalism and Christianity

BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: June 4, 2022 

Can You be a Christian and Believe in Transhumanism?

Mr. Wesley J. Smith is a lawyer, award-winning author, the host of the Humanize podcast and Chair of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Here he joins Dr. George to discuss the underlying tenets of transhumanism. They talk about whether or not it is possible to be a Christian and believe in transhumanism.

About Wesley J. Smith

Transhumanism, Human Exceptionalism and Christianity

Wesley J. Smith is an award-winning author, international lecturer and public speaker. He left the full-time practice of law in 1985 to pursue a career in writing and public advocacy.


He is the author or coauthor of fourteen books, including:

  • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine
  • Forced Exit: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and the New Duty to Die 
  • Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World
  • A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement
  • The War on Humans
  • Power Over Pain: How to Get the Pain Control You Need (co-authored with Eric M. Chevlen, MD)

Additionally, Smith has published hundreds of articles and opinion columns. He covers issues such as the importance of being human (human exceptionalism), assisted suicide, bioethics, eugenics, transhumanism, legal ethics, medical ethics, and public affairs.

As a result, his writing has appeared nationally and internationally including:

  • Newsweek
  • New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal 
  • USA Today
  • Forbes
  • Weekly Standard
  • National Review
  • The Age (Australia)
  • The Telegraph (United Kingdom)
  • Western Journal of Medicine 
  • American Journal of Bioethics
  • First Things
  • Epoch Time
  • American Spectator


Also, throughout his career in public advocacy, Smith has appeared on thousands of television and radio talk/interview programs including: 

  • ABC Nightline
  • Good Morning America
  • The Laura Ingraham Show
  • CNN Anderson Cooper 360
  • CNN World Report
  • CBS Evening News
  • EWTN
  • C-SPAN
  • Fox News Network

Additionally, nationally syndicated radio program appearances include:

  • Dennis Miller
  • Dennis Prager
  • Michael Medved
  • Afternoons with Al Kresta
  • In the Market with Janet Parshall
  • EWTN

Moreover, he has appeared internationally on Voice of America, CNN International, and programs originating in Great Britain (BBC), Australia (ABC), Canada (CBC), Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany, China, and Mexico. Further, Smith is often called upon by members of legislative and executive branches of government to give advice on issues within his fields of expertise. He has testified as an expert witness in front of federal and state legislative committees and has counseled government leaders internationally about matters of mutual concern.

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Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology, received her Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.