Psych, Science

Intimations of Immortality—and $5-Million to Study Them – Research


Millions of people fervently believe in an afterlife. John Martin Fischer, a philosopher at the University of California at Riverside, is not one of them.

But Mr. Fischer does see the subject as ripe for academic research, and on Tuesday the John Templeton Foundation awarded him a windfall to make that happen—$5-million for a multidisciplinary investigation of human immortality.

via Intimations of Immortality—and $5-Million to Study Them – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education.