The Scientific Conquest of Death

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The Immortality Institute (, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, has brought together nineteen scientists, doctors and philosophers to share their perspective on what may be the most significant scientific development that humanity has ever faced Â? the eradication of aging and mortality.

Titled “The Scientific Conquest of Death - Essays on Infinite Lifespans,” this anthology is both a gentle introduction to the multitude of cutting-edge scientific developments, and a thoughtful, multidisciplinary discussion of the ethics, politics and philosophy behind the scientific

conquest of death.

Essays included (296 pages):

• Biological Immortality - Michael Rose, Ph.D.

• The War on Aging - Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.

• The Dream of Elixir Vitae - João Pedro de Magalhães, Ph.D.

• Therapeutic Cloning - Michael D. West, Ph.D.

• Nanomedicine - Robert A. Freitas Jr., J.D.

• Human Body Version 2.0 - Raymond Kurzweil, Ph.D.

• Progress Toward Cyberimmortality - William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D.

• Will Robots Inherit the Earth? - Marvin Minsky, Ph.D.

• Medical Time Travel: A Question of Science - Brian Wowk, Ph.D.

• Some Ethical and Theological Considerations - Brad F. Mellon, Ph.D.

• Superlongevity without Overpopulation - Max More, Ph.D.

• Upsetting the Natural Order - Mike Treder

• The Self-Defeating Fantasy - Eric S. Rabkin, Ph.D.

• Time Consciousness in Very Long Life - Manfred Clynes, Ph.D.

• Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist - Shannon Vyff

• Some Problems with Immortalism - Ben Best

• An Introduction to Immortalist Morality - Marc Geddes

• Should We Fear Death? - Russell Blackford, Ph.D.

• Who Wants To Live Forever? - Nick Bostrom, Ph.D.

All profits donated to the Immortality Institute in support of its mission - conquer the blight of involuntary death.

ISBN: 9875611352 Price: $22

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