Show 313: One-Hour Easter Special; “Eternal Life?”

One-Hour Easter Special w/ Aubrey De Grey

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“Eternal Life?

This Easter Sunday we will consider the question of eternal life from a naturalistic vantage point.  The biblical verse John 3:16 is considered to be a summary of the most central doctrine of traditional Christianity – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Yet despite this claim, and a vast number of others suggesting that the key to eternal life is belief in Jesus Christ, there is not a shred of evidence to support such a view.  In reality no one can guarantee “eternal life;” however, in the decades ahead, people experiencing a lifespan many times the length of our current lifespan may become a reality.

Joining us to discuss the most realistic hopes that humans have for a radically extended life span will be the man who has made the controversial claim that the first person who will live to live to be one thousand years old is most likely alive today: author of “Ending Aging” and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence), Dr. Aubrey de Grey.

We’ll also feature the classic debate between the Easter Bunny and Jesus (guess who our money is on).