I Go to Die, You to Live

  • Paul A. Moore


We think of death in many ways: the shedding of a mortal coil, the transition to a different state of being, a return to Earth in a form based on the karmic load, or for some, the end. For those loved ones, left behind, it certainly appears to be the end of a life together. Even the terminology of “left behind” denotes some sort of finality. Certainly, for the collection of atoms and molecules that came together in some miraculous way to produce a living, breathing individual, they shall part their molecular ways most likely to never meet again. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust should be atoms to atoms, molecules to molecules. In the grand scheme of nature, death and life are simply two sides of the same coin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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