immortality

Tine (@tine) 8 years, 11 months ago

i am looking for any theory: (1) you have studied or know about in some detail, or, (2) you have heard about,

i am even interested to hear about the dark stuff, so don’t hold back, and even just pointing in a context direction is helpful,

my idea is that ‘immortality’, or extending the lifespan, is a evolutionary pursuit, it is something we can obtain, and, i feel that one lifetime is not long enough to learn all there is to know,

yes, this is categorized as ‘fantasy’, but, look at the life expectancy from the 20’s compared to now and consider this as a real-life example of life extension through knowledge increase,

( Bonus Question ) do you know of, or know rumors of, any society where one might be found? secret societies would be a good starting point, though, again, really any context finger in a any direction would help.

February 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm
Tine (366) (@tine) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@stepark,

no, do go on

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Anonymous (254) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

“nothing in our universe is immortal”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_nutricula

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@mimic, I’ve always wondered who are the people that concluded a medusa is immortal. They must be observing it for generations. Something might change. The medusa may take back its soul from the devil by making peace with the empire of plankton.

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Anonymous (254) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

“The medusa may take back its soul from the devil by making peace with the empire of plankton.”

What a wasted effort that would be, considering it’s fragility.

I think it’s only considered immortal because it bypasses the cyclical biology of aging. There’s deep sea fungi that have been alive for several million years as well. The sea is the place to be. Landlubbers are still prone to pesky death.

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Anonymous (254) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

” Death is a natural part of life, the old making way for the new”

Old people don’t really cause a lot of problems. It’s all the young whipper snappers that want to ‘change the world’. Old people are just slow and rambling.

If we had lots of oldies and stopped the influx of stupid kids growing up to ruin what the coffin dodgers have already built, we wouldn’t have this problem.

You’ve convinced me that immortality is the next logical step. Children are the future? Not for long. Long live the fogies. Zimmer frame space travel is the future.

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Cascade (272) (@tophthetomboy) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Yes, I do believe immortality could be achieved by evolutionary pursuit. It is always a possibility.

And we are in control of our destinies after all.
We have free will.
No one or no thing (unless it’s other humans) will shoot us down for controlling our own wills.

We can manipulate our biology if we want. But we shall still be thankful that for millions-billions of years evolution has brought us up to this point. But it may be now the time we have the capacity to evolutionize on our own, at far more faster rates than ever before, instead of a long process that can take millions. Maybe what we come up with biologically will be way stronger than our natural makeup. And that’s okay. But we have to be careful.

Immortality is a subject that goes way deeper though. What happens if you lived for a trillion years? Would you be bored? So I think it shouldn’t be full immortality, but you should be able to live long enough to see lots of technological advancements and achievements, etc. And maybe there should be the option of oneself “passing on” whenever they feel like. Touchy subject.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@tine,

Tranquil mind
Sit like a tortoise
Walk sprightly like a pigeon
Sleep like a dog

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stepark (0) (@stepark) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@tine, The most unusual & intriguing book I have ever come across. Covering almost every ‘big’ topic you can imagine. I have read it many times along with a few of the follow up books, wrote in the 60’s and still standing the test of time. The Seth Material by Jane Roberts. Buy a copy off Amazon I would love to here what you make of it.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@tothemax92,

|| and it all boiled down to the subject of sexual transmutation, ||

interesting, i was reading about the 5 Tibetan rites and how they help extend life, and the 6th was what you described, directing the lowest chakra energy upwards

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Obfuscate (126) (@HowardHolmes) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Why all this incessant concern about a place where we can’t live…a place other than now?

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Tine (366) (@tine) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@HowardHolmes,

nice, unrelated yet very telling

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