Why do we Fear Death

Should we live forever? An excerpt from Neil’s upcoming book ‘Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.’

What happens to us after we die? What is the statistical probability of being alive?

Tyson exercises mathematical prowess and scientific eloquence to grapple with questions that have plagued humankind since its humble beginnings. Taking a cosmic perspective on civilization not only helps us understand where we are but shows us the path forward.