The Religious Affiliation of
Professor Baldwin

Religion: Transhumanist; atheist CBR Scale: D

Name: Professor Baldwin

Classification: villain villain   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel Thomas Nelson

First Appearance: Illuminator #2 (Mar. 1993): "Sin-thesis!"

Creators: Glenn Herdling, Craig Brasfield, Frank Turner

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Illuminator

Occupation: college professor, scientist

Gender: male

Note: created human/animal hybrids

Professor Baldwin seems like the prototypical, hardcore Transhumanist. He was born with some kind of birth defect that rendered him incapable of walking. He was obsessed with improving the human conditioning by combining animal DNA with humans. Baldwin went to great lengths, including conducting illegal and extremely unethical experiments, to further his goals.

Further research of these stories would probably verify this, but Professor Baldwin was almost certainly an atheist. At one point Baldwin and this story's hero, Andrew Prentiss (secretly the hero Illuminator) got in an argument about the differences between theology and science in the role of man.

Professor Baldwin is probably also guilty of Scientism, but his Transhumanism is very overt and trumps any generic Scientism.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Illuminator #2 (Mar. 1993): "Sin-thesis!"

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