"Death Sucks"

The Speculist declares that "death sucks," and offers some background and justification for that statement. More seriously, he also examines why fear of death is a vital part of human existence and a spur for human progress. Supporting medical research to lengthen our healthy lifespans - to eventually defeat aging and death - is the culmination of a long process of scientific advancement that began in the stone age. We can overcome these limits, just as we have overcome many other limits in the past, and we can continue to use science to make our lives longer, healthier and better.

Link: http://www.speculist.com/archives/000587.html


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