Learned Helplessness About Immortality (fwd)

Steve Chambers steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz
Sat Feb 24 21:17:46 EST 1996

In <4go2r0$ad5 at nuntius.u-net.net> davidj at famed.u-net.com (David Johnson) writes:
>dashley at TENET.EDU (Don Ashley) wrote:

>>If it's simple and people want more life, why don't more people support 
>>anti-aging research?

>Two main reasons I can think of:

>1. People don't really believe it's possible. They think its science
>fiction and ignore it as being unworthy of consideration. They think
>"its just for cranks and I don't want to be one of them".

>2. Personal death is too far in the future to think seriously about.
>If it isn't too far in the future, then it's too late anyway.

And there's a third: nobody young wants more "old age" - and that's
what life extension means to most.


(I_lurk,_therefore_I_am!_\  ,,,                           Steve Chambers
                           (o o)          steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz

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