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Stephen Cave talks with Steve Paulson about his book, "Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization."
Might not Terror Management Theory be also thought of as the No Atheists in a Foxhole Theory?
What if the moment right before we die, we get to understand everything. We get a deep, spiritual or scientific (depending on your own inclination), but total understanding of how the universe works and why things are the way they are.
And then we die.
That way, we can look forward to dying with sweet ambivalence - we get all our questions answered, but then it's all over.
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