Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia - Michael Shermer - 2018
By: Michael Shermer
Narrated by: Michael Shermer, David Smalley
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
Release date: 01-09-18
Genre: Nonfiction, Social Sciences
Publisher: Michael Shermer and David Smalley
Format: mp3 64/22.05 mono
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 percent 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.
©2018 Dr. Michael Shermer (P)2018 Dr. Michael Shermer
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