. . . I believe that we are all going to die, in that science increasingly believes otherwise — and science increasingly has become a matter of belief. Its logic, once pointed at the eradication of disease and infection, is now inexorably pointed at aging and death, which is to say the ultimate questions that were once left to religion. . . .
. . . But in the end it won’t matter what I believe. All that will matter is what the data says. And if it says that my destiny is to get older, longer, I will find myself on a line with all the other doubters, trying to avail myself of the consequences of faith.