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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    Strictly speaking, aging for everyone is a disease.




    Aging is definitely an impairment of health, the "or" between clauses makes the second part of the definition an alternative, so a disease need not be abnormal functionality. Most subscribers of Free Radical Theory see aging as disease that can be cured. If researchers can figure out a way of stopping or absorbing free radical production in cellular mitochondria, they believe they can halt the aging process. The benefits of longevity aside, I'm not sure how I'd feel about living in a world where each death was sudden and unexpected.

    I saw something about this on Discovery once.
    Imagine immortality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Imagine immortality.

    You wouldn't be immortal, just ageless. Statistically you'd eventually be hit by a bus or caught in a house fire or something versus dying peacefully in bed at a ripe old age.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    hey. Did you know that a guy's tinkalinktum gets smaller and smaller for every child he fathers? The great shrinking mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    Strictly speaking, aging for everyone is a disease.




    Aging is definitely an impairment of health, the "or" between clauses makes the second part of the definition an alternative, so a disease need not be abnormal functionality. Most subscribers of Free Radical Theory see aging as disease that can be cured. If researchers can figure out a way of stopping or absorbing free radical production in cellular mitochondria, they believe they can halt the aging process. The benefits of longevity aside, I'm not sure how I'd feel about living in a world where each death was sudden and unexpected.

    I saw something about this on Discovery once.
    What would the benefits to longevity be?
    Either people would have to work longer or we would have to pay retirement longer. Either one would further add to our present economic mess. I don't know about you but I don't want to have to work for 100 years before I could retire and few could amass enough resources to live without working for 30 years let alone 50 or more without doing that.
    More food and resources would be needed as people lived longer. Population control methods would be imposed by governments as there would be too many people.

    And lets get to the really nasty part.
    Many of us got married with the idea of "till death do us part". OK I can do that for 25 to 50 years, but 100 or 150? Lets get real here!:D
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    Words fail me on this one.
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    Because ALL the men are climbing over each other to reach the virgin.... gimmie a little experience any day :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
    Because ALL the men are climbing over each other to reach the virgin.... gimmie a little experience any day :p
    but it's the best of both worlds, experience AND virginity :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    What would the benefits to longevity be?
    Either people would have to work longer or we would have to pay retirement longer. Either one would further add to our present economic mess. I don't know about you but I don't want to have to work for 100 years before I could retire and few could amass enough resources to live without working for 30 years let alone 50 or more without doing that.
    More food and resources would be needed as people lived longer. Population control methods would be imposed by governments as there would be too many people.

    And lets get to the really nasty part.
    Many of us got married with the idea of "till death do us part". OK I can do that for 25 to 50 years, but 100 or 150? Lets get real here!:D
    I would have no problem working a few hundred more years and could care less about ever retiring.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Strictly speaking, all of the dead-on normal aspects of aging that never get any attention when they happen to men, are the subject endless recrimination and anxiety when they happen to women.
    Please. Women are born concave and remain that way, a condition which obviates the necessity to perform in order for certain things to take place. To put it another way, have you ever tried to jam a marshmallow into a piggy bank? :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Please. Women are born concave and remain that way, a condition which obviates the necessity to perform in order for certain things to take place. To put it another way, have you ever tried to jam a marshmallow into a piggy bank? :p
    No, but I bet you have pics. :p
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