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  Immortality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This theory of quantum immortality, however, is not widely regarded by the scientific community as being a verifiable or even necessarily correct offshoot of the many worlds interpretation, which itself exists as one possible interpretation of quantum mechanics among many.
Sometimes immortality is used as a punishment, or a curse that might be intended to teach a lesson.
Beings born with immortality (such as deities, demigods and races with "limited immortality") are usually quite adjusted to their long lives, though some may feel sorrow at the passing of mortal friends, but they still continue on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immortality   (7880 words)

The major religious interest in Taoist followers can be said to be the quest for longevity or immortality (ch'ang sheng pu ssu) which always meant physical immortality as the soul or personality was regarded as being an incorporation of several interrelated souls that were dispersed at death.
It was believed that immortality was achieved by nourishing the "vital principle" and implied that humans might change their body into some substance which was lighter and more lasting.
Clear evidence of an immortality cult is found in the reign of Ch'in Shih Huang Ti (r.221-210 BCE), who sought out immortals and provided financial support to magicians who were seeking the drug of immortality.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/taoism/immort.html   (1335 words)

 Quantum immortality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quantum immortality is the controversial metaphysical speculation deriving from the quantum suicide thought experiment that states the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that conscious beings are immortal.
The many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is the correct one, as opposed to the Copenhagen interpretation, which does not necessarily indicate the existence of parallel universes.
Although quantum immortality is motivated by the quantum suicide thought experiment, Max Tegmark, one of the inventors of this experiment, has stated that he does not believe that quantum immortality is a consequence of his work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quantum_immortality   (631 words)

 The “Immortality”
It was an unusual sight: "Immortality" contested by an "Orthodox" and defended by a Latitudinarian.
To say "the soul is immortal" would be for a Greek the same as to say "it is uncreated," i.e., eternal and "divine." Everything that had a beginning was bound to have an end.
In the second Adam the potentiality of immortality by purity and obedience was sublimated and actualized into the impossibility of death.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/immortality_soul.htm   (8229 words)

 CD Baby: IMMORTALITY: One Less   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Immortality takes the influence of early 90's grunge/rock music and applies it to their writing, attitude, and performance.
Immortality has established a loyal following based on their reputation for intense live shows and original music, which has gained them popularity throughout the state of Illinois.
Immortality's debute album "One Less" is one of the best CD's I've got in a long time.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/immortality   (505 words)

 The Case Against Immortality
Immortality is a complex issue dependent on several other philosophical questions which need to be addressed.
Immortality is related to the mind-body problem and the problem of personal identity in philosophy.
In the case of immortality, the extinction hypothesis is supported by strong and incontrovertible evidence from the hard experimental data of physiological psychology, whereas the survival hypothesis is supported at best by weak and questionable anecdotal evidence from parapsychology.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/keith_augustine/immortality.html   (10279 words)

The subject of immortality, the possibility and even the inevitability of eternal life, seems like science fiction.
Immortality does require a specific level of spiritual attainment.
One must be willing to work on their personal karma and gain spiritual insight into the everyday experience in order to obtain immortality.
www.uou.to /immortal.htm   (472 words)

 Reason: Forever Young: The new scientific search for immortality
Physical immortality may not be in the immediate offing, but the day may come when death is radically postponed, if not fully optional.
On the other is the party of life, who rage against the dying of the light and yearn to extend the enjoyment of healthy life to as many as possible for as long as possible.
If everyone on the planet were made immortal tomorrow, while maintaining the current projected trends in human fertility, world population would rise to around 13 billion by 2100.
www.reason.com /0208/fe.rb.forever.shtml   (6076 words)

 Physical Immortality - Main Site
Immortality FAQ The Immortality FAQ attempts to fill in gaps in knowledge about the about the possibility of human physical immortality.
Physical immortality in not a spiritual or religious immortality, but a real immortality of this time and for this world.
Then again, immortality may not be as existentially intimidating as it appears to us now—continuous self-transformation and an endless supply of new experiences might well compensate for the metaphysical paradox of virtual immortality.
physical-immortality.1hwy.com   (4975 words)

 Immortal, Immortality - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The "immortality" the Bible contemplates is an immortality of the whole person--body and soul together.
Their hope of immortality, therefore, was, in principle, the hope not merely of an "immortality of the soul," but likewise of resurrection--of complete deliverance from Sheol.
The condition of the blessed in their state of immortality is one of unspeakable felicity of both soul and body forever.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T4560   (2720 words)

 Amazon.ca: Immortality: Books: Milan Kundera,Peter Kussi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Death and immortality are the interlocking themes of the author's first novel since his 1984 bestseller, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
"Immortality" is for me, one of the authors best efforts, right up there with "The Unbearable." I've only ever come across one other author that so connects with his audience the way Kundera does, and that is Jackson McCrae, particularly in his novel, The Bark of the Dogwood.
"Immortality" is a remarkable read, full of insight and warmth, perhaps not with the same "drive" as "Unbearable Lightness" but with all the craftsmanship and heart.
www.amazon.ca /Immortality-Milan-Kundera/dp/0060932384   (1465 words)

By immortality is ordinarily understood the doctrine that the human soul will survive death, continuing in the possession of an endless conscious existence.
In Aristotle's philosophical system, on the other hand, the question of immortality holds so small a place that it is doubtful whether he believed in a future personal life at all.
As we have already observed, the immortality of the human soul is one of the most fundamental tenets of the Christian Religion.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07687a.htm   (3701 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Immortality: Books: Milan Kundera,Peter Kussi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Immortality, his presence is more clearly defined than ever, with numerous first person passages being included in which he describes meetings with his (presumably fictional) friend Professor Avenarius.
But if this is the case, then he certainly fooled me. The same wonderful authorial voice that can be found throughout his work is visible, and he even has the audacity at one point to give Avenarius (the character) a copy of one of his earlier novel's, Life is Elsewhere.
Although three novels have succeeded it, 'Immortality' is the last truly great Kundera novel, belonging not so much to this trilogy as to that represented by the earlier architectural masterpieces, 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting' and 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'.
www.amazon.co.uk /Immortality-Milan-Kundera/dp/057114456X   (1385 words)

Immortality of the soul is the belief that the soul of man continues its existence apart from the body after physical death.
The doctrine of the immortality is nowhere formally stated in the Bible but it is everywhere assumed.
The religious experience shown in the Old Testament cannot be made intelligible upon the theory that the doctrine of immortality was unknown or disbelieved.
www.christianbeliefs.org /articles/immortality.html   (515 words)

 Immortality Quotes - The Quotations Page
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/immortality   (205 words)

 Immortality Quotations compiled by GIGA
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he who would be a great soul in the future must be a great soul now.
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
www.giga-usa.com /gigaweb1/quotes2/qutopimmortalityx001.htm   (598 words)

 Immortality Inst. - For Infinite Lifespans
The Immortality FAQ attempts to fill in gaps in knowledge about the about the possibility of human physical immortality.
It is only in the last century - which has seen the growth of science into a force great enough to expose this inventive fiction for the first time - that our kind has been able, systematically, to investigate the differences between life and death.
In the case of immortality, the extinction hypothesis is supported by strong and incontrovertible evidence from the hard experimental data of physiological psychology, whereas the survival hypothesis is supported at best by weak and questionable anecdotal evidence from parapsychology." - Keith Augustine [34]
www.imminst.org /faq   (4944 words)

 Life, Death, and Immortality
We should discover who has immortality, who does not have it, how those who do not have it may get it, upon what conditions it is given, and at what time it will be given if the conditions for obtaining it are met.
This verse certainly teaches that immortality is conditional, conditioned upon the attainment of a certain character, a certain experience, an experience in well-doing.
In the only verses where the attribute of immortality is mentioned, the Scriptures never affirm that the soul has immortality, that the spirit has immortality.
gospel-herald.com /haynes/ldi/ldi_ch9.htm   (1520 words)

 Coming Soon: Immortality? - CBS News
The famed inventor and computer scientist is serious about his health because if it fails him he might not live long enough to see humanity achieve immortality, a seismic development he predicts in his new book is no more than 20 years away.
Critics say Kurzweil's predictions of immortality are wild fantasies based on unjustifiable leaps from current technology.
Immortality would leave little standing in current society, in which the inevitability of death is foundational to everything from religion to retirement planning.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/02/13/tech/main673726.shtml   (1280 words)

The Biblical definitions of mortality and immortality are not limited to the present life, and are defined as mortal meaning capable of dying (though not necessarily dying), and immortal as death-proof, or incapable of dying.
The expressions ‘immortal soul,’; and ‘undying soul,’; are so commonly used in religious conversation, it is taken for granted by those who have not made an investigation of the Biblical record that they are scriptural terms.
The word ‘immortal’ is used only once in the entire Bible; and in that one instance it is applied to the LORD and not to man. We quote: “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.” (I Tim.
www.dawnbible.com /2000/0005-hl.htm   (2343 words)

Man will find in it the realization of his most precious wish for immortality which he has searched for in a fiery and incessant manner during thousands and thousands of years, struggling to concoct the elixir of eternal youth.
At the end of the tunnel it is possible to envisage the light of the longed-for immortality and nothing or nobody, now less than ever, can obstruct it in its path of progress to eternal individualized life.
The desire for immortality is found present in all the history of humanity.
members.tripod.com /~lawyersssss/CLONING_AND_IMMORTALITY-1.htm   (6898 words)

 IMMORTALITY. An outline study of what the Bible says about immortality.
Immortality in man is derived ontologically and dynamically from God in Christ by His grace
Immortality in man is conditioned on our receptivity of the ontological essence of God's immortality made available in Jesus Christ
Immortality and eternal life will be displayed in our future bodily resurrection
www.christinyou.net /pages/immortality.html   (550 words)

 immortality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Immortality Devices by Alex Chiu
Immortality Device is believed to allow humans to stay physically young forever.
Alex Chiu knows what causes you to age and hereby discovered a great solution to stop you from aging.
As an immortal you have a duty to protect our planet.
www.alexchiu.com   (649 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Immortality
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being.
Just this year, Dr. Ronald Bracewell, professor of engineering and astronomy at Stanford, and Dr. Frank Drake, astronomer at Cornell, announced their belief that "we'll learn the secret of longevity from space aliens who are trying to communicate with us right now." These are distinguised men who are careful of their reputations.
Early Christian tradition adopted the phoenix as a symbol of immortality and resurrection.
fusionanomaly.net /immortality.html   (1653 words)

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