Eden and immortality: new in bookstores

Impressive Content

Man, Adam and Eve had no idea how lucky they were. No botox, no mortgage, no shame, no global warming. You name it. This summer, the superb publishing firm Palgrave MacMillan is bringing us two books that illustrate in dramatic, sometimes bleak terms what we’ve lost (besides Paradise) and what the future holds for us in terms of ourselves and our environment.

First, some myth-inspired longevity numbers:

–Methusaleh was 969 years old when he died
— Moses was 120 years old when he died
— “Twilight’s” Edward Cullen is (I think) 17 on the outside, and  (I think) about 105 or 106 years old on the inside

Alex Zhavoronkov’s new book “The Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy” suggests people today are doing fairly well when it comes to longevity. Soon, he suggests, you won’t have to be a legendary biblical figure — or a…

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