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

Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, the place where souls go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprising 74% of Americans believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
202/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BL530
LC item number
.S53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immortality
  • Future life
  • Immortalism
  • Religion and science
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290077385
Dimensions
14 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages;
Isbn
9781627798570
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017033312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 01/18
Label
Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia, Michael Shermer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290077385
Dimensions
14 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages;
Isbn
9781627798570
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017033312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 01/18

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