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Overpopulation and Living Forever – Part 3

In my last two posts, I have replied to the overpopulation objection to radical life extension, the most common objection to those of us who want to defeat death. While my defense of indefinite lifespans has so far centered around moral concerns, the computer scientist Alexandre Maurer has recently offered mathematical reasons to doubt the whole premise of the overpopulation objection to longer lifespans. Continue reading Overpopulation and Living Forever – Part 3

Review of Michael Ruse’s “A Philosopher Looks At Human Beings”

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Michael Ruse (1940 – ) is one of the world’s most important living philosophers. He currently holds the Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and is Director of History of Philosophy and Science Program at Florida State University. He is the author of more than 50 books, a former Guggenheim Fellow and Gifford Lecturer, a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Bertrand Russell Society award winner for his dedication to science and reason. He has also received four honorary degrees. Continue reading Review of Michael Ruse’s “A Philosopher Looks At Human Beings”