BeliefNet has posted a number of reprints and links on the topic of healthy life extension, transhumanism and the Immortality Institute. Their site has a good commentary system, so this should make for an interesting conversation. Go forth and comment! On that note, the soon to be released book "The Scientific Conquest of Death: Essays on Infinite Life Spans" also examines the intersection between religious belief and serious anti-aging research. It's an interesting topic: as our ability to shape the world to our liking grows, will we make our most prized myths - such as the quest for immortality - real through technological means?