How Religion Is Impacted by Science Extending the Lifespan of a Human

3531 Words Apr 23rd, 2013 15 Pages
Table of Contents

Abstract 2
Introduction 3
The Impact Medical Technology has on Religion 6
How Religion Will Respond Given Their Principles and Doctrines 7
The anti-aging therapies are raising controversies in science and religion 12
Conclusion 13
References 14


People figured out early on that living longer would be beneficial if they had the chance to do so. They would be able to spend more time with their friends and family, have more time in life to accomplish things they set out to do, and they could simply enjoy more of what life has to offer. This is a great mindset for anyone to have since life is a beautiful thing and worth living. With all of the advanced medical technology on this specific subject
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In the past, illness, diseases, accidents, and age bore a great threat to the human life. Nowadays, the modern technology can help to keep people alive. A variety of vaccines and drugs are now available for the prevention of diseases, curing infections, treating heart attacks, and controlling a number of other medical problems. In fact, research studies are underway to produce a gene that can prolong the human life.
Some aspects of medical technology can now help to keep humans alive for weeks, months, years, and even for decades; far beyond the expected limit, if humans were to survive naturally without technological intervention (Cox, 2008). Prolonging human life is such a blessing of incomparable significance since people can live happily and with high productivity.
The life extension science, anti-aging medicine, biomedical gerontology, or experimental gerontology involves a study which attempts to slow down or reverse the aging process to such an extent of maximum or average lifespan. Physicians in this field and “longevists” or “life extensionists” who may wish to have longer lives themselves believe that the future successes in tissue rejuvenation using stem cells, organ replacements like using artificial organs, and molecular repair are feasible (Graham & Keane, 2009). They believe that the move will enable humans to live an indefinite lifespan by total renewal to a

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