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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
Subject
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" --
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From Amazon
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
202/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL530
LC item number
.S53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immortality
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Religion and science
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Memento mori -- Part I. Varieties of mortal experiences and immortal quests. A lofty thought : imagining mortality ; What dreams may come : imagining immortality ; Heavens above : the afterlives of the monotheisms -- Part II. The scientific search for immortality. Heavens within : the afterlives of the spiritual seekers ; Evidence for the afterlife : near death experiences and reincarnation ; Evidence for the afterlife : anomalous psychological experiences and talking to the dead ; Soul stuff : identity, replication, and resurrection ; Afterlife for atheists : can science defeat death? -- Part III. All our yesterdays and tomorrows. All our yesterdays : progress, decline, and the pull of pessimism ; All our tomorrows : utopias and dystopias in fiction and in fact -- Part IV. Mortality and meaning. Why we die : the mortal individual and the immortal species ; Imagine there's no heaven : finding meaning in a meaningless universe
Control code
on1003489368
Dimensions
25 cm
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
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627798570
  • (OCoLC)1003489368
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Memento mori -- Part I. Varieties of mortal experiences and immortal quests. A lofty thought : imagining mortality ; What dreams may come : imagining immortality ; Heavens above : the afterlives of the monotheisms -- Part II. The scientific search for immortality. Heavens within : the afterlives of the spiritual seekers ; Evidence for the afterlife : near death experiences and reincarnation ; Evidence for the afterlife : anomalous psychological experiences and talking to the dead ; Soul stuff : identity, replication, and resurrection ; Afterlife for atheists : can science defeat death? -- Part III. All our yesterdays and tomorrows. All our yesterdays : progress, decline, and the pull of pessimism ; All our tomorrows : utopias and dystopias in fiction and in fact -- Part IV. Mortality and meaning. Why we die : the mortal individual and the immortal species ; Imagine there's no heaven : finding meaning in a meaningless universe
Control code
on1003489368
Dimensions
25 cm
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
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627798570
  • (OCoLC)1003489368

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