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Stop The Research: #17 Illusion Theory

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Sun Mar 5 22:08:29 EST 1995

Rational or not, the following theory is subscribed to by millions of 
voters who have influence on congressional decision makers.

A spokesperson for a certain religious group explained that there is no 
need to spend money on 'immortality' research, or longevity, or life 
extension, or any other medical treatments for any physiological effects 
at all.

'Mortality and material are not real to begin with.  We are experiencing 
an illusion which is separation from God.  In other words, our bodies and 
our automobiles are only illusions.  Physical birth, death, activities, 
emotions, events don't exist.  Therefore it is pointless to discuss 
research for health.'

It is not pointless, however, to discuss this system of logic.  Creative 
communication with this belief/attitude is imperative.  Dismissing 
several million voters is questionable. The challenge is present for 
proponents of life extension.

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