evolution and aging

Jan Coetzee coetzee_jv at news.campus.mci.net
Fri Mar 28 17:06:43 EST 1997

Has it occurred to anyone that aging may be the consequences of "evolution"
taking place in the body. For example take hair follicles. Assume that
every one are born with two kinds of follicles. Normal and gray pigmented.
With time subtle changes in the bodies chemistry cause the gray pigment
follicles to dominate.  Finally you end up with gray hair. If this is true
for most cells in the body this idea could explain aging.


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