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Whoa There, Methuselah! The Ethics of Immortality

The notion of immortality arises out of our first awareness of death. It is impossible for us to imagine ourselves ceasing to exist. The concept of an afterlife, Ponce de Léon's fabled Fountain of Youth, enduring fame, and offspring as the torchbearers of the family name - these are all embodiments of our desire to keep some piece of our being intact post mortem – even in the absence of consciousness.




//oAnth: original www-site

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