[Science] may be access to a kind of immortality, of however unusual a variety, which makes [it] such an attractive option for intelligent people seeking meaning in their lives. In our secular age, other promises of continued existence post-mortem have lost their persuasiveness. If moral virtue must too often be its own reward, scientific virtue carries the promise of a reward of permanence, of making a difference.
- Richard Fortey, in Trilobite   [link] [Rating: 5]
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