Category Archives: Immortality

Eternity and Death

I’m teaching World Religions this summer semester and I’ve been thinking about the notion of eternity and death, particularly dealing with one’s soul after death. Let’s start with the typical Western conception of an afterlife: as soon as you die, … Continue reading

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Trying to Achieve Immortality Through Genes and Memes

How does one gain immortality?  There seems to be two ways: genes and Memes. In terms of genes, Richard Dawkins brings up some really interesting ideas about how genes work in his book The Selfish Gene. At some point in … Continue reading

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