Death is Not a Law of Biology

It is one of the most remarkable things that in all of the biological sciences there is no clue as to the necessity of death. If you say we want to make perpetual motion, we have discovered enough laws as we studied physics to see that it is either absolutely impossible or else the laws are wrong. But there is nothing in biology yet found that indicates the inevitability of death. This suggests to me that it is not at all inevitable, and that it is only a matter of time before the biologists discover what it is that is causing us the trouble and that that terrible universal disease or temporariness of the human's body will be cured. Anyhow, you can see that there will be problems of a fantastic magnitude coming from biology.


There is no law of biology that says things have to die.

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 What Is and What Should Be The Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
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11 APR 2011

 We Can Live Forever

Death is Not a Law of Biology > Contrast > Lovelock Gets the Second Law of Thermodynamics Wrong
There is not biological law that says we must die, and since we are open systems, we can potentially live for as long as we can get external energy from somewhere in the Universe.
19 APR 2013

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Death is Not Assured > Emphasis > Death is Not a Law of Biology
Death is not a law of biology, and through increasing knowledge of science, we may extend our lives indefinitely.
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Death is Not a Law of Biology > Similarity > Death is Not a Law of Nature
Folksonomies: immortality transhumanism
Folksonomies: immortality transhumanism