Super Longevity

We should be able to live to 140 years of age. Middle age

might begin at 65, old age at 90. What is the clue to long life?

Surely it is keeping all your cells healthy so they can coordinate

the constant tasks of nourishing themselves, removing their

wastes, plus whatever job that cell was meant to do.

Since your cells divide and therefore start again at age zero,

even though you are 90, why do you age at all? Only the nervous

system does not divide. Is it the nerve that ages then, and decides

death for each of us?

It would never do to live forever. It would clutter the planet.

Are evolutionary forces at work preventing this? But we have

never cluttered the planet yet. So how could evolutionary forces

have “learned” to establish death to prevent overpopulation?

Living to age 140 is not living forever. Wisdom comes with age.

Wisdom would serve our society well. Perhaps wisdom is

needed more than ever for humans to survive. Part of the human

tragedy is war. Wisdom gathered from a knowledge of history,

might help end wars! But history can't be gathered and understood

in less than 100 years. If centenarians can't think well or

express themselves, their perspectives are lost. Longevity seems

a very useful trait if only it were accompanied by health!



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