Darwin Day—Evolution and Death; Kate Lovelady, Leader

One of the biggest issues any worldview wrestles with is death. Why do people die? How does the fact of death shape human culture, understanding, and meaning? As a tradition based in a naturalistic understanding of life, Ethical Humanism looks at death as a part of the endless evolutionary process that produced human beings. What evolutionary purposes does death serve? How should we think about death? What would it really mean for humans to live greatly extended lives?