Knowledge of our own mortality can be one of the largest fear-provoking thought exercises and motivating forces. One way this motivates scientists is to try and solve the riddles of aging, and the once science-fiction idea of immortality has become something that may actually be in reach.

If any of this is interesting to you, then take a look at this recent piece from CBS news on the advances in aging research. If some sort of procedure ever actually makes living indefinitely possible, it will be quite interesting to see how people make decisions regarding it.

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 31 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 14 Nov 2007
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Meek, W. (2007). Can Humans Live Forever?. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 23, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/11/14/can-humans-live-forever/

 

Recent Comments
  • K: Great article! I have found this to be so true…and wish I’d realized it years ago. Love the canoe...
  • Archie G.: One weakness of this widely reported study is that defines masturbation and intercourse poorly and...
  • Dr. Sam: Got his book! As a contributor on topics such as Narcissism, I have always thought that Narcissists go on...
  • Jennifer: I just bailed out on a volunteer activity I had committed to because I didn’t want to do it to begin...
  • Lisa Tibbitts: I am concerned because this article is meant to be educating from a reliable psychologically based...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 11495
Join Us Now!