Aging: Inactive List?

Till Noever tillno at bifrost.otago.ac.nz
Sun Nov 12 22:01:18 EST 1995

In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.951108035907.21059A-100000 at minerva>, "Paul
Boduch (ES 1997)" <pboduch at minerva.cis.yale.edu> wrote:

> Can those of us who still haven't figured out the secrets of immortality 
> at least try to do so in *my lifetime*(for obvious reasons)?
> Then we can decide how elitist we want to be in sharing the information 
> considering the population growth problem.

I'm not too sure that it's just a matter of dealing with the 'population
growth problem'. In fact, as I've pointed out several times on
sci.life-extension, that one's a red herring anyway.

The real issue is one of self-preservation. I have enough faith in the
power of human stupidity to suspect that, if someone came along tomorrow
and waved a readily manufacturable recipe for significantly extending the
human lifespan in people's faces somebody'd probably kill him, and pretend
that his discivery/invention was crap.

Wizard's First Rule: people are stupid. 

Apart from that, I share your sentiments about getting these things done
in our life-time!


Till Noever (a.k.a. tillno at bifrost.otago.ac.nz or till at adi.co.nz)

"...all those moments
 will be lost in time - 
 like tears
 in rain..."

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