Legend: Great ships sent by Shi Huang-ti filled with young men & girls in search of the immortal medicine
Men’s quest for immortality has long been in existence. In ancient China, Emperor Shih Huang-ti (Qin Shi Huang), a formidable figure known to have united China & obsessed with the flight from death, was said to have sent 500 young men & 500 young women to the island of Japan in search of the illusive longevity herb. Not finding it & for fear of being beheaded, these young men & women did not return to the palace. They decided to stay on, married or inter-married with the aborigines. That, as the legend has it, is the origin of the Japanese race as we know them today.
How far is the truth, your guess is as good as mine!
In ancient Egypt,the Egyptians took to mummifying dead bodies as the way of preserving the dead by embalming & wrapping them up in cloth.
However, such dead were never nor could be resurrected.
Apparently in February 2009, 60 Minutes on CBS News mentioned that according to one scientist it might be possible to live up to 500 years with the advancement of medical science & technology and replacement of body parts. A year earlier than that,Aubrey de Grey ofMethuselah Foundation, mentioned this: “Within 30 years, humans could be immune to diseases, unaffected by the ravages of aging, and able to live to 150 or perhaps 1,000 years old”.
Medicine and biotechnology may soon begin advancing more quickly than nature can find ways to kill us. “Ultimately,” Bryan Appleyard for Cosmos Magazine, writes, “the forward movement of technology will outstrip our own forward movement through time, and death, the old enemy, will have been vanquished.”
It is a known fact that the Bible contains many biblical figures such as Abraham & Noah living for hundreds of years, but since the Great Deluge (the Great Flood) men’s living age has been drastically reduced.
Whether immortality is attainable or not, no proponent can live long enough to be proven right or wrong!
The irony is, whatever faith you possess, everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
On a more pleasant note, let’s have a look at this interesting video of
Rita Hayworth/Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly on “Staying Alive!”
Could these dead figures be revived to do such a contemporary tune made famous by the Bee Gees?
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