C.E.L. intends to actively promote indefinite life extension and human immortality as a public policy goal of the United States. We intend to win a war on aging by learning how to achieve immortality.
In the beginning few will take us seriously. After all, don't all living things inevitably die? Isn't old age something that affects everyone? At the present time the answer to both of those questions is yes. But throughout history, medical science has overcome diseases and conditions that people of that period felt were incurable. Often it was described, as the will of god, and mankind was helpless. For example, the plague devastated Europe in the Middle Ages, killing millions of innocent men, women, and children. Many said it was impossible to prevent and for a long time it was. But as science and medicine began to understand what caused this killer disease, cures were developed and the scourge of death ceased.
We must view aging similarly; it is a terminal disease that can be cured! It is an insidious malady that causes our skin to wrinkle, our hair to whiten, our eyesight to dim, our bodies to weaken, our organs to fail, and ultimately leads to the end of our existence. But as Bob Dylan sang, "The times, they are a changing." Science and medicine are beginning to understand at a molecular level why we age and how we can prevent it. Astonishing breakthroughs and fascinating experiments are unraveling the mysteries of life and death. In the foreseeable future we may be able to end aging and achieve virtual immortality, an elusive dream pursued by many since the dawn of consciousness.
The Coalition to Extend Life has been created to make immortality a reality!
Initially we will focus on the following priorities:
- To build a national movement in support of immortality
- To educate the American public about immortality
- To support elected officials who will fight for legislation promoting immortality and oppose those who will not
- To create the equivalent of a Manhattan project to cure the terminal disease of aging