At 04:59 AM 02/02/2000 +0000, you wrote:
>In a message dated 02/01/2000 12:21:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
><< I recently rented (and subsequently bought) a videotape of the Truman Sow.
> Incredible movie. >>
> You mean you haven't got a DVD player yet? Oh Randy get with the times
>video is sooooo 2nd Millennium.
> I forget who came up with that line but I thought it was priceless.
> That is a great movie though isn't it. As far as acting, Carrey blew
>Truman away when he played Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon.
><<When Truman came up against the wall at
>the end of his world, it reminded me of my own revelation that death,
>although accepted as inevitable by all those around me, may not be so
>inescapable as it appeared to everyone else.>>
> I can relate to that too. Very often when people bring up the topic of
>death, I will inevitably mention that death "may" not be inevitable. When I
>try to explain that it is really just a problem with biology and it can be
>corrected, I usually get a look as if I just tore off my face and reveled
>some terrifying Sci Fi creature. I never understood why this should come as
>a shock to people these days. As a species human kind has been searching for
>the answer to immortality from the moment we realized that we are alive. We
>have been searching for answers and now we are coming up with answers that
>don't involve having to die to get there. Seems to me that there should be
>less "faith" involved in physical immortality than the leap of faith or
>gamble that there may be a spiritual after life involving a transference into
>another dimension, an alternate reality or even an unseen UFO in the tail of
>a comet. To me these are no longer valid options.
> Then there is the old why would anyone want to live forever refrain. If
>someone truly does not care if they die than they are not really living to
>begin with. Ask the same person if they would be willing to die tomorrow and
>the answer is almost always "no". It should be obvious... That is the whole
>point! Perhaps it's just another step in evolution or natures way of
>choosing it's Immortals.
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