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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Are We Hardwired to Believe We Are Immortal?

by Barbara Moran-Boston University
Futurity: Science and Technology
Originally posted on January 29, 2014

Most people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that part of themselves—some indelible core, soul, or essence—will live forever.

Why is this belief so unshakable?

A new study published in the journal Child Development sheds light on these profound questions by examining children’s ideas about “prelife,” the time before conception.

The entire article is here.

The original study is here.

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