Replying to OnTheWayOut, Bad_wolf said:
If we truly are alone and everything happened by chance, and how rapid science is advancing, at some point I think extended life if not eternal life can be discovered.
That anyone would attribute something like eyesight or hearing ability to "chance" is astonishing!
And with regards to the idea that science might someday discover a way to make a person live forever, it ain't gonna happen and I'll tell you the reason why. What Adam & Eve needed in order to keep living without ever dying was to be able to periodically eat fruit from the Tree of Life, which is precisely the reason why God would not allow them to reenter the Garden. The fruit of the Tree of Life LITERALLY contained the nutrients that our bodies need in order to ward off the aging process. Adam & Eve were allowed to partake from the fruitage of this tree for as long as they were obedient to God's command. It was only the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad (TKGB) that they were not to eat. Did the fruit of the TKGB contain nutrients that would give them knowledge? No! Some people have mistakenly thought that if the fruit from the one tree literally affected Adam & Eve's longevity then the fruitage from the other tree should likewise have a literal affect (i.e. make them know what is good and what is bad). But there is no rule that requires that they both be either literal or figurative. What was meant is that when they ate the fruit from the TKGB they took to themselves the right to determine what was good and what was bad. The Creator is who has the right to say what is good and what is bad, what is okay and what is not okay. The Creator said that it was not okay to eat fruitage from the TKGB, and Eve then Adam decided for themselves that it was okay instead. But not long thereafter their consciences began to hurt and they hid from God. The fact that their consciences hurt shows that they weren't incorrigible. There remains hope for anyone who is not incorrigible. Something else that shows Adam & Eve were not incorrigibly bad was the fact that they taught Cain & Able to make sacrifices to God. That speaks well of them, and it gives good reason to believe that they will be resurrected. The only ones who won't be allowed to live forever will be those who prove to be incorrigibly bad. The Bible makes it clear who some of those are, namely Satan and the angels that made the decision to follow him. They are in line to suffer eternal destruction. God will snuff out their lives and they will never be seen again. It's certainly the height of stupidity to trade the opportunity to live forever for what amounts to a temporary lifespan while having it your way. Satan and his demon followers are real beings, and that is what they have done.