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Saturday, July 22 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
REASON DAY Ronald Bailey, Zoltan Istvan, Mike Riggs; Matt Welch (mod) - Liberating the Human Body

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Human beings are engaging in fantastic 21st century experiments to modify, edit, and make works of art out of our own bodies. But will our 19th century political parties and pre-modern religious traditions strangle such experimentation in the crib? Ronald BaileyZoltan Istvan, and Mike Riggs discuss. Moderated by Matt Welch.

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Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-at-large of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is the author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick (2007) and co-author with Nick Gillespie of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with... Read More →

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Ronald Bailey

Science Correspondent, Author, Reason
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com, where he writes a weekly science and technology column. Bailey is the author of the book  The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (July 2015) and Liberat... Read More →
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Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018. He is often considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology candidate. Zoltan began his futurist career by publishing The... Read More →
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Mike Riggs

Reporter, Reason
Mike Riggs is a reporter at Reason.  He previously served as the communications director for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, as a staff writer for Freethink Media and The Atlantic's CityLab, and as an editor at the Washington City Paper. His writing has appeared at The New... Read More →

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Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
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