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The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity Presents the 'Titans of Immortality' Debate

Contact: Danielle Morrow, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, 847-345-7248

PHOENIX, Feb. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD) announces a public debate on radical life extension technology between the "Titans of Immortality Research," S. Jay Olshanksy, PhD, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Aubrey de Grey, PhD, a biomedical gerontologist with The Methuselah Foundation. The evening will be moderated by Anne McNamara, PhD, Grand Canyon University and will center on the question "Do you want to live forever?" The debate is free to the public and will be held in the Irene P. Flinn IMAX theater at the Arizona Science Center on March 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Olshanksy is coauthor of "The Quest for Immortality," while de Grey is coauthor of "Ending Aging" and editor-in-chief of Rejuvenation Research.

The debate is in conjunction with CBHD's conference "Extending Life: Setting the Agenda for the Ethics of Aging, Death and Immortality," which is being held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-8. Visit http://www.cbhd.org/conferences/2008/phoenix for updated information on the conference and the debate, or contact the Center at info@cbhd.org or toll free at 1.888.246.3844. Audio of this debate will be made available online at the Center's website in the coming weeks.

About The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is dedicated to exploring the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity. The Center exists to equip thought leaders to engage the issues of bioethics using the tools of rigorous research, conceptual analysis, charitable critique, leading-edge publication, and effective teaching.