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The Resource Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer

Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer

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Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia
Title
Heavens on earth
Title remainder
the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, the place where souls go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprising 74% of Americans believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter" --
Summary
A columnist for Scientific American and the publisher of Skeptic magazine delves into revealing what drives humans’ belief in the afterlife and how science and technology are being used to investigate cryonic suspension and mind uploading
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10618790
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
202/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Immortality
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Religion and science
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Immortality
  • Religion and science
Target audience
adult
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the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003489368
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781627798570
Lccn
2017033312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations ; 25 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489368
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003489368
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781627798570
Lccn
2017033312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations ; 25 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489368

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