Bob (the blue blob from Monsters Inc) claimed that you don't need a brain. Although all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals have brains, some animals don't. For example, jellyfish have only a decentralized nervous system, and sponges have no nervous system at all. Then, of course, there are countless non-animal lifeforms that don't have brains. Bob was right!
We believed. That's what they told us, and we trusted. Their stories were awesome and awful, situating us in meaning and purpose. We knew where we came from, why we were here, and where we were going. It made sense. It felt good.
Fundamentalist Christians are demonizing Transhumanism. It's not new, of course, but it has become increasingly frequent and hostile.