Hope and Fear

We all face death, and this sense of an ending is expressed in religion and art. Does science provide a more comforting perspective?

For Muslims it’s coming, but it’s shrouded in mystery; for Christians it’s straightforwardly the return of Christ; for Hindus there’s the get-out card of reincarnation. But the notion of apocalypse - the end of time - runs deep even for secular types. Beth Phillips and Mansur Ali check it out

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