1. Quo Vadis?
Why Become Immortal?
Has Life Changed?
Hello, Dolly! and Salutations to Stem Cells
Why We Are Not Immortal Or What Is Life Anyway?
Achieving Immortality through Biotechnology
2. Why Immortality Cannot Evolve 45
Where Does Longevity Come From, and Why Has Evolution Made Us Mortal Rather than Immortal?
What Is an Evolutionary View of Longevity, And Why Are the Prospects so Bleak for Achieving Immortality through Evolution?
Afterword: Immortality Triumphant!
3. Why Immortality Cannot Develop
Development's Why, Where, What, When, How, and Why?
Development According to Embryologists and Developmental Biologists
4. Life's Fundamental Feature: Devolution
Getting Down to Basics: Life Begins
An Introduction to Devolution
The Devolution of Eucarya
The Devolution of Sex
The Devolution of Metazoa
The Devolution of Life Histories
The Devolution of Death
5 Making Immortals: From Blastocyst to Generator
Taking Another Look at Cloning
Taking Another Look at Stem Cells
Epilogue: Reprise and Prediction
Prospects for Immortalization
Adjustments Required by Immortalization
At What Cost