Prelife reasoning: our belief in immortality starts young

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January 31st, 2014 “Science in Mind Blog”
Natalie Emmons, College of Arts & Sciences

Is the desire for immortality something we learn as we grow older and fear death, or a core, universal intuition that we have from early in life?

Expert quote:

“They’d say, ‘I wish, I desired to be born,’ or ‘I knew that I would be created.’  How could you know that if you weren’t made yet? That’s the kind of logic they were using.”

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