desirability of aging.

Fergus Doherty mbxfd at unicorn.nott.ac.uk
Fri May 27 10:22:30 EST 1994

In article <15498.9405270859 at mailer.leeds.ac.uk>, malcolm at GEOG.LEEDS.AC.UK
(Malcolm McMahon) wrote:

> At the moment much of the structure of our lives revolves arround the
> inevitability of ageing. What new structures would evolve if it where
> removed noone can say. I, for one, am looking foreward to the next
> century and hope to see the whole of it.
Would it really be desirable to live for 3-400 years?  This would lead to
an increased population, perhaps even more so if it led to more children
spread over a longer period (child bearing period for women would be
greater if ageing slowed?).  What effect of such older people would there
be on innovation and social change, might not such a society be dangerously

Fergus Doherty,
dept. Biochemistry,
University Medical School,
Queen's Medical Centre,
Nottingham NG7 2UH
Tel: 602 709366  FAX 602 422225 Internet: mbxfd at unicorn.nott.ac.uk

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