Presented at Transhumanism and Spirituality 2010, held 1 October 2010, 9:00am to 5:00pm MDT at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
Abstract: Over the past 200,000 years, spirituality has dominated the human consciousness, resulting in a wide array of immaterial theologies, ideologies and mythologies. Human ability to compensate for the unidentifiable and unknown over the millennia has provided extraordinary philosophical exploration, so much that thinkers have used spirituality's lack of rigidity to endorse everything from cultivating life to death alike. In Integrationalism, I will demonstrate that any activity is justifiable in reference to spirituality; and further, ethical ambiguities and disincentives to promote trans-humanism are prevalent. Considering the ambiguities, I offer an alternative understanding to all spiritual philosophy.