The naturalistic fallacy is a flawed argument utilizing an appeal to nature and the is–ought argument, suggesting that because something occurs in nature, it is therefore inherently morally defensible. Conversely, a phenomenon that does not occur in nature may be inherently amoral transhumanism or immoral.
- Life extension technologies allow us to live longer than our natural biology would allow, therefore they are morally wrong
- Death has happened naturally for millions of years, therefore is defensible
- Aging occurs everywhere and so is desirable
- Genetic engineering is inherently wrong
- Aging is not a disease, unlike cancer
There are other appeals-to-nature which utilise different arguments such as concerns about environmentalism or overpopulation.
- This isn't technically correct, but is a common argument