immortality

Kurzweil’s Baby Boomer Narcissism

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For Baby Boomers–my profoundly disappointing generation–it has always been about us. And now, according to Ray Kurzweil, inventor extraordinaire, some of us may live forever. Yes, he’s on again about human immortality. From the story in the Wall Street Journal: “I’m right on the cusp,” he adds. “I think some of us will make it […]

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Live to 150? It Ain’t Necessarily So

Yet another article about how scientists — who are often chumming for research grant money or otherwise have a direct stake in the research — claim we can live to be 150 or more. The latest in the Sunday Telegraph. From the story: Drugs that could help people to live to 150 by slowing the […]

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Peter Singer Falls for Immortality Quest

Oh good grief. Peter Singer has embraced Aubrey de Gray’s quest to defeat human aging. For those who don’t know, de Gray — who looks like a long-lost member of ZZ Top — believes that his research is so important that it should be funded ahead of providing healthcare for destitute Africans. Indeed, I saw […]

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Hitchens Understands That Death Gives Focus to Life

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Christopher Hitchens may be the best short form writer working today. Powerful writing and pointed advocacy — much of with which I disagree — thankfully undiminished by his fight with esophageal cancer. Indeed, the last time I wrote about Hitchens, I quoted him as wishing […]

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Immortality Would Not Be Pretty

This season’s Torchwood, which was once fun science fiction — a spinoff of Dr. Who — has this season, become great science fiction. Shades of Death Takes a Holiday, the plot line has human death suddenly stopping, beginning with a child sexual predator/killer who survives his execution — played with magnificent smarminess by Bill Pullman, […]

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New Book on Unwise and Futile Human Immortality Quest

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When I heard immortality researcher Aubrey de Gray make the hubristic claim that funding his work to end human death was more important than funding health care for destitute Africa, and indeed, that failing to do so was equivalent to terrorism (about which I wrote […]

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Quest for immortality

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