Are we immortal?

Posted by: Kreakin

If life evolves on endless planets won't our genes reoccur repeatedly over vast periods of time and as we are dead between we are unaware until it does. Hence the illusion of immortality if we could accept this.

  • Yes, for as long as there is time.

  • No,our DNA combination only occurs once in all time.

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  • We are all immortal. We will die and appear later before Jesus, the perfect judge, who will send us to eternity, whether in Heaven or hell. There, we will stay forever and ever.

  • We are immortal through our genetics as are all our ancestors through evolution in a very introspectively view of DNA. Also the concept of afterlife dilutes this, there is no God or Jesus waiting for you when you die sorry dude.

  • We are not immortal in the physical sense, but in the way of spirit.

  • Even if you are a clone, twin, randomly the same dna as another person. Your are not the same as the other person thus you are not immortal. If you base your existence on nothing but your dna, then you lack worthwhile existence.

  • I don't understand? The human race has been around for a while, don't you think we would have known by now if people were immortal?

  • 100 billion humans have ever died and nearly 8 billion are expected to die within the next 100 years. We have explanations as to what causes nearly every single death we observe. At the very least, no living thing could survive the heat death of the Universe.

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Kreakin says2015-04-20T15:54:25.4006752-05:00
I know the numbers are vast but if we have time and enough planets where life forms, shouldn't our codes come about again?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:55:57.1100286-05:00
Yes and no.
Kreakin says2015-04-20T15:58:21.1781236-05:00
I do mean along the lines of genetic immortality and a fresh start each time.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T16:01:36.0227238-05:00
Kreakin, keep in mind that peoples genes mutate, people in the future will have different genes from the past. Even with humans colonizing other planets, people wouldn't get the exact same genes.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T16:02:04.9016207-05:00
Now if you are going infinite universe plus quantum tunneling, then yes it can happen.
Philocat says2015-04-20T16:14:28.8391895-05:00
If, over time, a near-infinite amount of life forms evolve then it is feasible that our same genes will reoccur and so an effective clone could exist. However, our minds would not be the same, as our minds are not created by our DNA (the sense of self is exclusive even among clones). As any immortality that we value would apply to the mind, this doesn't really prove that we are immortal. However, it is significant that our sense of self is not the same even if we are genetically identical. This suggests that the sense of self is a non-biological aspect. As death is only concerned with the death of biological matter, this suggests that our sense of self does not necessarily die when our body dies, since it is non-biological.
ButterCatX says2015-04-20T16:16:07.2758205-05:00
The matter that we are made of is immortal.

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