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The immortalization commission : science and the strange quest to cheat death

Author: John Gray
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A revelatory critique of the modern world's pursuit of scientific immortality. Gray examines the worldviews of contributors from philosophers and journalists to politicians and mass murderers to consider how revisionist beliefs are changing the nature of what it means to be human.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gray
ISBN: 9780374175061 0374175063
OCLC Number: 650213030
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Two attempts to cheat death --
Cross-correspondences --
God-builders --
Sweet morality.
Responsibility: John Gray.

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A revelatory critique of the modern world's pursuit of scientific immortality. Gray examines the worldviews of contributors from philosophers and journalists to politicians and mass murderers to consider how revisionist beliefs are changing the nature of what it means to be human.

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