The longevity gene Hydra immortal, that can make humans live longer, have been found by the researchers from Kiel University, Germany. While examining the factor that makes the polyp Hydra immortal, they unexpectedly discovered a link to aging in humans.
Together with the longevity of life, we need to rediscover the intensity or happiness index of human beings. Just as science is making progress, religion that deals with the fulfilment or happiness of human beings should also develop. So drawing from their own resources and traditions, religions need to undertake research, preferably empirically verifiable ones, to enhance fulfilment, happiness and general well-being of humans as individuals and members of society.
(The author is a professor of science and religion)
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From The Urantia Book:
2:7.11 All truth—material, philosophic, or spiritual—is both beautiful and good. All real beauty—material art or spiritual symmetry—is both true and good. All genuine goodness—whether personal morality, social equity, or divine ministry—is equally true and beautiful. Health, sanity, and happiness are integrations of truth, beauty, and goodness as they are blended in human experience. Such levels of efficient living come about through the unification of energy systems, idea systems, and spirit systems.
100:4.3 But the great problem of religious living consists in the task of unifying the soul powers of the personality by the dominance of LOVE. Health, mental efficiency, and happiness arise from the unification of physical systems, mind systems, and spirit systems. Of health and sanity man understands much, but of happiness he has truly realized very little. The highest happiness is indissolubly linked with spiritual progress. Spiritual growth yields lasting joy, peace which passes all understanding.