Andrew K. Groves grovesa at starbase1.caltech.edu
Thu May 11 12:28:34 EST 1995

In article <3osgru$bqf at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, <W.G.VAN.DOORN at ATO.AGRO.NL> wrote:

> In our recent discussion about terminology in ageing research I have 
> suggested to use neutral terms for 
> the stages of cell division. The argumentation was that 'immortal' is,
> strictly speaking, an unscientific term, and that the term 'senescence' 
> is used by scientists on ageing that are working with cell cultures in a 
> completely different manner than other scientists 
> working in the field of ageing. Moreover, I argued, the term 'senescence'
> used by the cell biologists seems to contain a circular argument.

Sorry - I don't have an archive of this thread, so I don't recall your
comments about senescence and circular arguments. If you summarise them,
I'll try and respond!


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

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