Death

Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Last month, an NYU Med School doc published an article saying that our gut bacteria might be evolved to promote our digestion when we’re young, but kill us when we’re old.  This sounds like evolutionarily programmed death–just the kind of thesis that I have been promoting for 18 years.  The article was picked up by Scientific American, Psychology Today, Science News, and Eurekalart of the AAAS.  W...

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Death, Transcendence and Transhumanism

Death, Transcendence and Transhumanism

How does the futuristic drive to enhance humans beyond their most worrying biological limits using technological means relate to faith-based approaches to humanity’s worldly limits?

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Death Is Like A Ticking Time Bomb

Death Is Like A Ticking Time Bomb

I have written extensively on why: 1) we should use technology to defeat death; 2) death is one of the greatest tragedies to befall us; and 3) death makes completely meaningful lives impossible. In my recent post I summarized Nick Bostrom’s story that makes similar points. In response I received this perceptive comment: Love that story. Given that we now see death as a result of genetic programmin...

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