The Physics of Immortality.

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The Physics of Immortality

Here it is at last, just what we've all been waiting for! Modern science proves everything you have always wanted: resurrection after death, eternal life, and idyllic sex forever! The abstruse topics of quantum cosmology and computer complexity theory prove it all true: "If any reader has lost a loved one or is afraid of death, modern physics says: 'be comforted, you and they shall live again"! Not only that, but you no longer have to take on faith that God exists and loves you - it can be proved by science! Hallelujah!

Wait a minute. The guy who's shown this has to be the brightest person who ever lived - he's outperformed Plato, Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Kant, Einstein and Hawking. This virtuoso performance demonstrates what every well-educated philosopher over the past hundred years has thought impossible - that science can prove the existence of God.

No scientist before has had such daring or proved such amazing things ("I will attempt to solve the most important problems of human existence by using the most up-to-date knowledge of modern mathematics and physics") so author Frank Tipler, Professor of Physics at Tulane University, has to be the cleverest person who ever put pen to paper.

Or is he? Perhaps one should take these assertions with a pinch of salt? Worry a little about methods that lead to such fantastic claims? Consider if maybe he's pulling your leg, having a joke at your expense? (While at the same time becoming very rich on the proceeds, and making vast profits for the publisher).

In fact, it's quite unclear if the author believes what he writes or not. What is clear is that his argument is full of holes from beginning to end. It is dressed up in very fancy...