Philosopher Stephen Case's new book, Immortality:The Quest to Live Forever and How it Drives Civilization, argues that our realization that we will inevitably die clashes with our inability to imagine our non-existence. The result of this Mortality Paradox is four different immortality narratives—Staying Alive, Resurrection, Soul, and Legacy—at the base of human civilizations. Case further argues that even if we could become immortal we would regret it. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey concludes he wants to live a very long time so that he can decide if he really might regret choosing immortality.
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