Aging = Reproduction versus Self Preservation ?

By exclamation55
Nov 18, 2005
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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    If the reaper doesn't get you, all those hot dogs and sodas will....
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    ! !

    Why do you continually post stuff like this, and never have an opinion of your own to voice about whatever it is you are quoting?
  4. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435

    Think, thank, thunk!

    I think he thinks his posts make people think. This makes me think his thinking may be being done by the thinking of others. Thus, he may think less than than he thought. :rolleyes:
  5. exclamation55

    exclamation55 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Something else to "THINK" about

    Decades From Now - the ability of Amputees to Naturally "GROW" :wave:

    everything has a beginning - we are witnessing many beginnings in our lifetime
  6. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Posts: 156

    As I understand it much of the aging process is caused by cellular respiration. When the mitochondria (an organelle in the cell) converts sugar to energy free radicals are kicked out as waste. These negative ions are destuctive to the bodies tissue. All you have to do to stop this process is to quit eating. That stops those things and you dead. No more aging.
  7. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Sweet! All I have to do is not eat? I could live forever, um, for about a month!

    I heard it best in this one-liner:

    "Why, thanks to advances in medical technology, people are dieing every day who never looked better!"

    So then, they can make cells to cause someone's arm to grow back? But they STILL can't cause a man's hair to grow back? Tell me why the freak these people are paid millions of dollars a year researching this garbage? Why can't they just pool all their resources together and make a cure for cancer? Regrow hair? Deodorant that lasts all day? I mean seriously.

    There are SO many GOOD things these guys could be doing for society. Why consentrate on dumb things like age? It makes no sense. What about healthy food with no hormones? What about organics? What about fighting all-to-common diseases? What about cleaner air? Cleaner water? Or better yet, REMOVE from society all the crap that's causing so much pain these days already by making heathy alternatives?
    What does it mean, tweenagers killing each other over stupid things? The hopelessness they feel? Destroyed families? 9 year old girls being able to give birth? This is our world, the LAST thing we need is to live longer. So we can do an additional nothing for 20 more years what nothing we did for the last 20 years.

    It's like walking up to your car and then checking the oil before you get in and start, only you didn't see that all four tires are missing. But hey, the oil is checked!
    I don't know fellas, seems like a dumb thing to research. If our world had a better climate and less radiation yadda yadda, good diet and exercise and healthy living, hey, there's your added 20 or 30 or 40 years of life. But no, instead they are trying to build a house from the roof down. Seems they aught to be going after some root issues here. Instead of white-washing a rotten wall, which will still rot even with the fresh paint.

    Ok I'm done, if you read this far I'm sorry, lol, but it's late and I feel like a rant. This feels like, say, one child is hitting another with a stick; well instead of taking the stick away, you give the other child a shield to help block him. It's like, it just doesn't make sense. Maybe that's just me.

    night all
  8. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    If aging can be loosely defined as an increase in entropy, then stopping aging is permitted by the laws of physics, as long as you're not dealing with a closed system. If you continuously put energy into the system, it is technically possible to undo ANY effects that aging might have (for instance, getting smarter).

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