why do we die?

Steve Palumbi palumbi at hawaii.edu
Sat Oct 21 14:15:12 EST 1995

TJD Prior writes to ask 'why do we die?', a question which has been an 
important one in evolutionary biology for a long time. There have been 
numerous possible answers - perhaps the most simply put is the essay by 
P. Medawar in his collected works "The Uniqueness of the Individual". 
Others answers have also been proposed, (e.g. the work of Mike Rose), but 
Medawar's makes for good reading from a clever and agile mind.

Steve Palumbi

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