Cosmological Immortality: How to Eliminate Aging on a Universal Scale

ISSN: 1874-6128 (Online)
ISSN: 1874-6098 (Print)


Volume 7, 3 Issues, 2014


Download PDF Flyer




Current Aging Science

Aims & ScopeAbstracted/Indexed in


Submit Abstracts Online Submit Manuscripts Online

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Debomoy K. Lahiri
Department of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
USA


View Full Editorial Board

Subscribe Purchase Articles Order Reprints


Cosmological Immortality: How to Eliminate Aging on a Universal Scale

Author(s): Clement Vidal

Affiliation: Center Leo Apostel, Global Brain Institute, Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Krijgskundestraat 33, 1160 Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

The death of our universe is as certain as our individual death. Some cosmologists have elaborated models which would make the cosmos immortal. In this paper, I examine them as cosmological extrapolations of immortality narratives that civilizations have developed to face death anxiety. I first show why cosmological death should be a worry, then I briefly examine scenarios involving the notion of soul or resurrection on a cosmological scale. I discuss in how far an intelligent civilization could stay alive by engaging in stellar, galactic and universal rejuvenation. Finally, I argue that leaving a cosmological legacy via universe making is an inspiring and promising narrative to achieve cosmological immortality.

Keywords: Cosmology, fate of the universe, immortality, stellar rejuvenation.

Download Free Order Reprints Order Eprints Rights and Permissions

  
  



Article Details

Volume: 7
Issue Number: 1
First Page: 3
Last Page: 8
Page Count: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1874609807666140521111107
Advertisement

Related Journals




Webmaster Contact: urooj@benthamscience.org Copyright © 2014 Bentham Science