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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, immortality & Utopia

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  •  Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, immortality & Utopia
    Title: Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, immortality & Utopia
    Author: SHERMER MICHAEL
    Illustrator: 35 ILLUSTRATIONS & FIGURES THROUGHOUT
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 13/02/2018
    Imprint: HENRY HOLT (indent KIDS')
    Price: $40.00
    Publishing status: Active

    In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth.
    For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned from such a place to report what it is really like—or that it even exists—today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective.
    <i>Heavens on Earth</i> concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.

    ISBN: 9781627798570
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