Must an AGING PROCESS be universal?

Andrew K. Groves grovesa at starbase1.caltech.edu
Sun Apr 2 18:33:06 EST 1995


In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950402145013.20421A-100000 at corona>, Patrick
O'Neil <patrick at corona> wrote:

>
>   I apologize for picking at details, particularly amongst a group that 
> basically knows what it is talking about (vs those in sci.cryonics and 
> related). ....... If it seems that I am clouding the issue this is not my 
> intent.
> 
> Patrick

Don't apologise! I certainly didn't intend to chastise you. My intention
was to clarify what I saw as a confusion of terminology. That doesn't
imply that anyone is right or wrong - I was just trying to explain what I
understood by certain terms so that we weren't arguing about apples and
oranges. In this instance, I was using a biological definition of
immortality with regard to the capacity for cell division, and you were
using the term in the more general (i.e. non-specialist) sense of
"something that lives forever". That doesn't mean my definition is in some
way 'better' than yours. They're just different.

Cheers,

Andy

-- 
Andy Groves
Division of Biology, 216-76
California Institute of Technology




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