Quest for immortality

See:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/08/john-gray-immortality

Article reads: Science could not give these seekers what they were looking for. Yet at the same time that sections of the English elite were looking for a scientific version of immortality, a similar quest was under way in Russia among the “God-builders” – a section of the Bolshevik intelligentsia that believed science could someday, perhaps quite soon, be used to defeat death.

A quest, or reaction from an intolerable vision, finds no room in a universe thought empty of purpose and meaningful direction.

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