Can we live forever?

highlanderEver since humanity first realized that death was inevitable we have been trying to cheat it. Religion is the most obvious example of this. Without exception, the religions of the world have convinced their followers that they are immortal. And despite the evidence of our senses (and a rotting corpse is one big stinking piece of evidence) most of the world believes that, in one way or another, they will live forever.

It is a desire that most people have and, while I don’t completely share it, I do understand. Everyone wants to live longer. Thanks to science, we have more than doubled the average lifespan of homo sapiens sapiens.  But for some, that just isn’t enough.

Is there any hope? Can we become like the products of our imagination, like Doctor Who and Highlander? Or are we stuck with the knowledge that every last one of us will eventually shuffle off this mortal coil?

There may be hope. And it comes…in the form of a jellyfish.

hydrozoa

Jellyfish usually die after propagating; however, the Turritopsis nutricula has developed the ability to return to a polyp state. This is done through a cell change in the external screen (exumbrella). The ability to reverse the life cycle is probably unique in the animal kingdom, and allows the jellyfish to bypass death, rendering the Turritopsis nutricula biologically immortal.

So all we need to do is find out a way to, biologically, return to our sexual immaturity after we reproduce. It couldn’t be simpler!

Or, perhaps, we should just come to terms with the fact that everyone dies, and live as best as we can while we’re here.

I think I’ll go with the latter. But if there are any genetic engineers out there who think they can pull the former off, email me.

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4 responses to “Can we live forever?

  1. If a person WANTS to live forever, and WORKS at it, consciously and unconsciously, they have a pretty good chance. Staying away from salt, refined sugar, additives, nitrites and all the other things, (artficial colours, etc.), eating healthful foods, drinking clean, (and if possible, ENERGIZED and/or DISTILLED WATER, (distilled water must be taken with minerals that are lost in the distillation process), gettng good excercise, being with people you like being with, EXCERCISING, (which a doctor once told me is the secret to ALL health), but not to exhaustion, of course, keeping a positive mental attitude, and, perhaps, most of all, BELIEVING that you can live forever, are some of the things that I think will help make trying to live forever work. (Belief is very important — because how can you do anything if you don’t believe it has a chance????) Staying away from germs, and from things like crossing the street against the lights, are also things that must be done, of course. (In New York City, it was reported a few years ago, that a husband and wife who had survived the Holocaust, were killed, crossing a too-busy Manhattan street!) So, don’t jump out of any windows, to prove you can live forever….just use common sense. If you do get sick, look up all alternatives available, on the internet, (such as vitamins and advice from [weblinks removed] Also, try to listen to the GREAT late-late night radiou show, who’s website is [weblinks removed] — which deals with ALL esoteric, fascinating, and “forbidden” topics. And…beware of CODEX….a nefarious big-business plan which wants to take away 99.9 % of our vitamins. See [weblinks removed] for more info! And no — I get NO money from any of these places. Just a super-fan, I guess.

    It’s hard to survive the death of loved ones….I strongly suspect that this may be the subconscious, underlying cause of the death of many people, My susggestion is to cherish those you still have with you — and if you find yourself taking them for granted, (all too easy, nowadays), get yourself a PET — even a goldfish! — and you will discover what love is.

    There’s a society I once heard of, the members of which believe ABSOLUTELY that people can live forever. I’ve been trying hard to find it, but so far can’t. I know that the society has as it’s name three letters — The _ _ _ Society, named after the intials of it’s founder, or founders. If anyone knows of it, please list it here for me, (and others!)

    Thanks! Hope this helps!

  2. Esther Nash,
    Can you please email me the links that you have posted? Those links have been removed from the website and I would like to see them. I am very interested in your research.
    My email is kremenchujanka@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

  3. Cereal Killer

    Settle down, Esther.

  4. You can do all that, Esther, and then you end up getting a mortal wound from a gunshot and die. ):

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