Afterword: Theological, Spiritual, and Ethical Reflections on Radical Life Extension

  • Ted Peters
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors book series


Adam lived to the age of 930 (Genesis 5:5). Methuselah was 969 years old before he went to the grave (Genesis 5:27). Antediluvian birthday parties must have kept candle makers in prosperity. Since the Great Flood of Noah, however, we seem limited to roughly what Psalm 90:10 reports, “The span of our life is seventy years or, given strength, eighty years.” Despite increased life expectancy extending this to nearly 100 in recent years, we are quite certain that our life span is still limited. We all will die. The death rate is expected to be 100 percent.


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© Derek F. Maher and Calvin Mercer 2009

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