Chris Barry <chbarry at mackiller.llnl.gov> wrote:
>It is evolutionarily advantageous for us to die. If any one organism were to be
>immortal AND able to reproduce,
..such as, for example, the bacteria?
> Its population woud explode and eventually
>outstrip the earth of the resources necessary to support it.
Really??? Looks like maybe we'll be finding out soon enough, as the same
problem will be encountered by a high successful reproduction rate...
> The same hold true
>for man... We have evolved and selected the genes necessary to sustain us as a
>species (like any other species).
We haven't selected a damn thing - the environment has exerted selective
pressure on the species. At least that's the way I understand Darwin and
Susan Jane Hogarth
Charter member, PETA (People for Eating Tasty Animals)