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William Michael Harnett
Outrunning the Reaper December 25, 2014
Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have longed to keep the soul and body perpetually alive. Philosopher Stephen Cave calls this urge a universal obsession, the driving force behind our greatest monuments, scientific advancements, and world religions. From 2012

Pictured: "Mortality and Immortality" by Williams Michael Harnett, 1876.

Stephen Cave, author of Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How it Drives Civilization