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desirability of aging.

Dr Jim Cummins cummins at POSSUM.MURDOCH.EDU.AU
Thu May 26 19:52:27 EST 1994


Swift wrote about the awful possibilities of eternal life in"Gulliver's
Travels".  The "Struldbruggs" were a group of (mutated?) individuals who
lived for ever.  They were awful bores and miserable with their pointless
existence.  Somebody should resurrect the term as a metaphor in aging
studies.

Check the story out :-)

Yours, virtually

Jim Cummins

Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy
Murdoch University,
Murdoch Western Australia 6150
Tel. +61-9-360 2668
Fax +61-9-310 4144
E mail cummins at possum.murdoch.edu.au

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution"
Dobzhansky, 1973






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