Is Anything Forever Existing?
Can anything be truly said to be forever existing, when everything ultimately changes and is transformed? Is true immortality hence conceivable? That everything changes form at one point or another does not mean something becomes nothing or that something comes from nothing. Everything may be in flux, yet nature may be argued to be eternal. Schrödinger’s wave function may be eternal, as may Tegmark’s mathematical universe. A fundamental question is, however, whether spirit goes by the same rules as materiality. Can the wave function be understood to animate spirit as well? Is perhaps only spirit everlasting? In any event, when discussing earthly immortality it is not decisive whether a truly endless life is possible or only an almost endless life. The questions that arise are mostly the same in the two cases.