Tag Archives: “Eternal Life”

“Selling eternal life is an unbeatable business, with no customers ever asking for their money back after the goods are not delivered.”

- Victor J. Stenger
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“Most people can’t bear to sit in a church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?”

-- Mark Twain
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Sci-Fi Writer Explores Death From Near Future

Monica Byrne juxtaposes inevitability of death with fixation on eternal life

Science fiction writer, playwright and culture critic Monica Byrne explores the experience of witnessing death from the perspective of a 318-year-old woman in her Ted Talk, “A Sci-Fi Vision of Love From a 318-Year-Old Hologram.” The woman is named Pilar, and … Continue reading

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Clothes As Bodies: The Art of Christian Boltanski

"No Man's Land" highlights death and the human condition

When Christian Boltanski proposed his idea for an art installation at the Park Avenue Armory in 2010, no one expected him to use so many clothes. Sitting at the center of the expansive installation was a 40-foot-tall mound of clothing, flanked … Continue reading

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