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Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering

Robert Luly luly at netcom.com
Thu Feb 16 10:11:14 EST 1995

I have a simple computer program that I got from somewhere that allows 
you to vary different peramiters and see the effect on a breeding population.
An interesting thing you can do is delay the age of PUBERTY and see its 
effect over 1000 years. If you go too far the species goes EXTINCT.
Could this be a "harmless birth control???

Brian C. Smith (wordsmit at netcom.com) wrote:
: Patrick O'Neil (patrick at corona) wrote:
: : On Sun, 12 Feb 1995, John de Rivaz wrote:
: :   The only remedy to all this is if EVERYONE accepted very strict, 
: : worldwide birthcontrol regulations.  How likely is that?  The earth is a 

: If I was going to live a LOT longer would I not have 
: a much greater "long term" interest :) in restraining reproduction,
: conserving and recycling resources, and engineering a way off
: this one small planet?

: With much more life to live would I not take my living more
: seriously--and perhaps in time mature into a more responsible
: being than I would otherwise.

: My point being...pessimism based on current human "short-timer"
: attitudes might turn out to be in part unfounded.

: In otherwords, longer life might improve us enough to deal with
: the consequences of human life better.

: Just a thought for the pessimists out there.

: --BCS--

: solve but one puzzle: eternal life, and you will have time to
: solve them all!

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