Betekent de monteerbare mens de antropologische heilstaat? Systematisch-theologische vragen | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 63, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


Developments in medical technology summon the image of a novel ‘bionic’ humanity of the cyborg. Is it possible to entirely reproduce human beings and retain their identity? This technological enhancement aims at improving the physical make-up of the human phenomenon as an individual. Mankind thus assumes control over their mental evolution, creating a techno-sapiens. This prompts the question whether religious faith, emotion, intention or responsibility are physiological reproducible. Experiments with a ‘God Machine’ seem to evoke religious impressions and to deny the individual meaning of God and the human mind. Hick’s dualism of mind and brain as dancing partners is unsuccessful by actually personalizing the brain. This article proposes to describe mental and brain functions as complementary instead of tracing their physiological origin. Then, religious faith is not reduced to , as merely physiological reproducible information, but remains an existential attitude to life, as , by itself within the context of a community of believers.


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