Saturday, December 9, 2006

Immortality And Resurrection

Time for another controversial idea. Some scientists suspect that immortality will be with the reach of humans in the next several decades. Here is a wikipedia article on the subject. There is an actual Methuselah Project dedicated to this with millions in contributions.

Basically these scientists claim that future breakthroughs in tissue rejuvenation with stem cells, organs replacement (with artificial organs or xenotransplantations) and molecular repair will eliminate all aging and disease as well as allow for complete rejuvenation to a youthful condition.

If this turns out to be true, it would probably be the greatest accomplishment in the 21 century, barring the next thing: Resurrection.

Many of these advocates believe if the human body is preserved fast enough after death, the tissue and brain can be preserved so that when these cell rejuvenation techniques become advanced enough people will be brought back to life in the same state they left it in.

Though I am very skeptical, I will state again, if this were to actually happen this century they would be the greatest scientific breakthrough's ever.

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