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Ageing, Genetics and Population

stephen at orchid.UCSC.EDU stephen at orchid.UCSC.EDU
Fri May 29 00:23:38 EST 1992

I find it odd that we strive so hard to see if we can
continue life indefinitely ( or at least a lot longer
than 100 years ).

How do we handle population problems ( like the one we
will confront) when the birth rate is high and death
rate is low?

What if birth rate drops or goes negative and the death
rate drops towards zero? What about the gene pool and
the reduction of mixing?

All of us, to a degree, want to survive forever, or cannot
really think of 'dying'- maybe it is not a final as we think.

Just some thoughts.

| Stephen Hauskins                                          |
| University of California, Santa Cruz                      |
| Departments of Biology and Chemistry                      |
| Santa Cruz, CA  95064                                     |
|                                                           |
| internet: (1) hauskins at biology.ucsc.edu                   |
|           (2) hauskins at chemistry.ucsc.edu                 |
| Use everything as though it were the only one. - me  ;->  |

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