It seems to me that we are at the end of an era.
The splitting of the atom and the nuclear bomb bring us a new view of matter.
As physical man cannot develop any further, it would seem that this particular evolution ends with man.
Like the caterpillar dissolves and turns into a butterfly, it is conceivable that the physical body of man could change into a more subtle body.
It might not be necessary for him to die to be clothed afresh and be transformed. ~Carl Jung, Jung-Ostrowski, Page 63.