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    immortality

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    you: Immortality can soon be reality.There’s no doubt that we’re living longer than previous generations. 100 years ago, the average human life span was 30 years. Today, we extend it to almost 70 years. So it is reasonable to ask: How much more can human life span increase?Over 4000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. 500 years ago, Spanish explorer Ponce de León searched for the Fountain of Youth to cure his aging. With the development of technology, the desire for immortality is no

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    fact. If it were given us to determine how our future ought to be, we would choose immortality. As for immortality, we would choose to be immortal materially. That desire is articulated symbolically. The appeal to fictions about vampires, cryogenics, the alchemical search for the elixir of immortality, all of them express that real immortality is material immortality. One of the symbols for our material immortality is the notion that we shall live more lives by means of successive incarnations here

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    Immortality

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    end, humans have searched for immortality, whether it is from the Fountain of Youth or from a magical stone. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, the hero Gilgamesh seeks immortality from the long-lived Utnapishtim to avoid the seemingly dark and bleak end that his friend, Enkidu, met. On the other hand, in “Passing On” by Bill McKibben, McKibben explores the drawbacks and consequences immortality may have on our lives. Although some may side with Gilgamesh in that immortality is to be sought after, I stand

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    I believe that literal and spiritual immortality are impossible but genetic, memorial, and historical are achievable. In my opinion, literal immortality is impossible from a medical view. This could never happen because the body’s’ organs and muscles would wear out and stop working, for example the heart is a muscle and would eventually stop working over time. Eventually the lubrication in the joints would dry out and moving would be unbearably painful. In addition, the skin would lose elasticity

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    The Belief of Immortality

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    desperately aiming for an eternal is fear of the death, more especially the unknown of what comes next. That fear triggers many to believe there must be an upcoming of events right after death. However, this suggests that there is no evidence of immortality, but it is a set of belief created by mankind to reassure death, and many philosophers such as David Hume disapproved it. There are two phenomenon that many scientists are still looking for a better explanation. the out-of-body experiment (OBE)

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    The Immortality of the Soul

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    Plato has roused many readers with the work of a great philosopher by the name of Socrates. Through Plato, Socrates lived on generations after his time. A topic of Socrates that many will continue to discuss is the idea of “an immortal soul”. Although there are various works and dialogues about this topic it is found to be best explained in The Phaedo. It is fair to say that the mind may wonder when one dies what exactly happens to the beloved soul, the giver of life often thought of as the very

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    assume that ‘immortality’ is distinguished by a person living forever, or an undying entity beyond the limitations of death. But why would anyone really want this kind of immortality? The very concept seems to only appear in works of fiction, and most individuals don’t recognize that immortality can come with a hefty price. This is the very case when taking into account one of the oldest literary works in the world, the epic poem of Gilgamesh. The hero, Gilgamesh, achieved immortality in death, and

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    Gilgamesh and the Quest for Immortality The stories of the hunt for immortality gathered in the Epic of Gilgamesh depict the conflict felt in ancient Sumer. As urbanization swept Mesopotamia, the social status shifted from a nomadic hunting society to that of a static agricultural gathering society. In the midst of this ancient "renaissance", man found his relationship with the sacred uncertain and precarious. The Epic portrays the strife created between ontological nostalgia for a simpler time

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    The Allure of Vampires and Immortality Humanity has always been fascinated with the allure of immortality and although in the beginning vampires were not a symbol of this, as time passed and society changed so did the ideas and perceptions surrounding them. The most important thing to ask yourself at this point is 'What is immortality?' Unfortunately this isn't as easily answered as asked. The Merriam Webster Dictionary says immortality is 'the quality or state of being immortal; esp : unending

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    Mortal’s Sense of Immortality To fear death is to fear life itself. An overbearing concern for the end of life not only leads to much apprehension of the final moment but also allows that fear to occupy one’s whole life. The only answer that can possibly provide relief in the shadow of the awaited final absolution lies in another kind of absolution, one that brings a person to terms with their irrevocable mortality and squelches any futile desire for immortality. Myths are often the vehicles

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