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

Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer, (electronic resource)

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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
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Michael Shermer
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eng
Summary
A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer 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 along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned from such a place to report what it is really like-or that it even exists-today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
202/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BL530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Immortality
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Religion and science
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Immortality
  • Religion and science
  • RELIGION / Religion & Science
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Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3
  • Heavens Above: The Afterlives of the Monotheisms
  • 48
  • Part II
  • Scientific Search for Immortality
  • Chapter 4
  • Heavens Within: The Afterlives of the Spiritual Seekers
  • 69
  • Chapter 5
  • Evidence for the Afterlife: Near Death Experiences and Reincarnation
  • Part I
  • 84
  • Chapter 6
  • Evidence for the Afterlife: Anomalous Psychological Experiences and Talking to the Dead
  • 107
  • Chapter 7
  • Soul Stuff: Identity, Replication, and Resurrection
  • 120
  • Chapter 8
  • Afterlife for Atheists: Can Science Defeat Death?
  • 131
  • Varieties of Mortal Experiences and Immortal Quests
  • Part III
  • All Our Yesterdays and Tomorrows
  • Chapter 9
  • All Our Yesterdays: Progress, Decline, and the Pull of Pessimism
  • 161
  • Chapter 10
  • All Our Tomorrows: Utopias and Dystopias in Fiction and in Fact
  • 178
  • Part IV
  • Mortality and Meaning
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 11
  • Why We Die: The Mortal Individual and the Immortal Species
  • 221
  • Chapter 12
  • Imagine There's No Heaven: Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Universe
  • 238
  • A Lofty Thought: Imagining Mortality
  • 11
  • Chapter 2
  • What Dreams May Come: Imagining Immortality
  • 33
Control code
on1003489672
Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781627798563
Lccn
2017043333
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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remote
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463DCF56-374C-4B58-A629-ADAE13DBE863
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  • (Sirsi) o1003489672
  • (OCoLC)1003489672
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3
  • Heavens Above: The Afterlives of the Monotheisms
  • 48
  • Part II
  • Scientific Search for Immortality
  • Chapter 4
  • Heavens Within: The Afterlives of the Spiritual Seekers
  • 69
  • Chapter 5
  • Evidence for the Afterlife: Near Death Experiences and Reincarnation
  • Part I
  • 84
  • Chapter 6
  • Evidence for the Afterlife: Anomalous Psychological Experiences and Talking to the Dead
  • 107
  • Chapter 7
  • Soul Stuff: Identity, Replication, and Resurrection
  • 120
  • Chapter 8
  • Afterlife for Atheists: Can Science Defeat Death?
  • 131
  • Varieties of Mortal Experiences and Immortal Quests
  • Part III
  • All Our Yesterdays and Tomorrows
  • Chapter 9
  • All Our Yesterdays: Progress, Decline, and the Pull of Pessimism
  • 161
  • Chapter 10
  • All Our Tomorrows: Utopias and Dystopias in Fiction and in Fact
  • 178
  • Part IV
  • Mortality and Meaning
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 11
  • Why We Die: The Mortal Individual and the Immortal Species
  • 221
  • Chapter 12
  • Imagine There's No Heaven: Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Universe
  • 238
  • A Lofty Thought: Imagining Mortality
  • 11
  • Chapter 2
  • What Dreams May Come: Imagining Immortality
  • 33
Control code
on1003489672
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627798563
Lccn
2017043333
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
463DCF56-374C-4B58-A629-ADAE13DBE863
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1003489672
  • (OCoLC)1003489672

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