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Featured Why science unable to control Death ?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by chinu, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. chinu

    chinu Passenger

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    After decades of prosperity and success,
    But still science is unable to escape "Death" why ?
     
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    Because death is inevitable.
     
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  3. Parsimony

    Parsimony Well-Known Member

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    Repairing an entity as complex as a living organism is very difficult.
     
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  4. Thana

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    Interestingly enough they have made pretty much no progress at all. Cyrogenics, bionics, none of it works in regards to death.

    We're born to die, s'all there is to it.
     
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  5. outhouse

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    Science does the most to enable life, and extend it.

    To assume it can solve death is quite ludicrous, being nothing else factually does.
     
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    Sapiens Polymathematician

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    Because death is essential for natural selection to work, we leave it to the religionists to spread the lie that they can cheat death and thus pretend to avoid the almost transcendental link that natural selection provides in bridging the previous generation to the next generation through the missing link: the current generation.

    "... earth to earth; ashes to ashes, dust to dust" (Book of Common Prayer), at least they just "hope" for resurrection.

    Shakespeare does it better, as usual:

    We fat all creatures else to fat us,
    and we fat ourselves for maggots.
    Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service,
    two dishes, but to one table.
    A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king,
    and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.
    I do show you now how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.

    Hamlet, Act 4 Scene 2 Page 2 - Soliloquized
     
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  7. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    Death is natural, why stop it ?.
     
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  8. Runewolf1973

    Runewolf1973 Materialism/Animism

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    Universally, nothing ever ceases changing in form or state. Change is fundamental. Any form or state can only ever be temporary. This includes that form or state we call life. Really, what we are unable to escape is not death, it is change.
     
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  9. Skwim

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    A solution hasn't been found. Actually, I don't believe science has even been working toward this goal.
     
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  10. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Coincidentia oppositorum
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    "Decades of prosperity and success" somehow equals success of escaping death? Why?

    Centuries of prosperity and success is still eluding economics of escaping economic collapses too. Why is that? Probably because things are a bit more intricate and complex than simple people assume.
     
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  11. Mycroft

    Mycroft Ministry of Serendipity

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    Because the function of science is not control, but asking questions.
     
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  12. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Coincidentia oppositorum
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    Yup. It's necessary for improvement. Death of the less efficient and birth of something more efficient is the process of improvement.
     
  13. Deathbydefault

    Deathbydefault Apistevist Asexual Atheist

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    Oh, I belong here for sure...
     
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  14. Laika

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    I'm not a scientist, but my guess is is that the biological and genetic deterioation of the human organism via aging remains beyond our ability to prevent. We have however vastly increased life expectancy over the past two centuries (the figure is perhaps more dramatic than the real-life changes because of reduced infant mortality meaning more children survive beyond five years of age). life is longer at least if you are wealthy enough.

    my suspicision is that science won't be able to change the natural laws of biological deterioation due to aging, but will still be able to extend life considerably. its only when you start to swap the biological for the mechanical, of flesh for machine, that immortality becomes theocratically possible. machine parts still deterioate but they can be replaced.
     
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  15. Thana

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    Except when you get to the issue of the brain, and then you realize immortality is just a dream.
     
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    well, its not impossible that the nureological brain could be replaced by an electronic one with some really advanced technology. but you're right, at the moment thats not an option.
     
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    The proper question is rather "why do people expect death to be avoidable?"

    Life, by its own nature and even due to the limitations of existence itself, is unavoidably transitory.

    Science is simply the best method of learning about reality. It is entirely unreasonable to expect it to eventually find a way of overcoming death.
     
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  18. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    It's just the main characteristic of organic chemistry. Carbon atoms. If we were made of rock, we would be more or less eternal
     
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    Scientists generally try to abide by a code of ethics. To try and achieve immortality is an ethical minefield.
     
  20. Thana

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    Cute.
     
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