Something to think about for a bit.
Pretty well exactly a year ago (seems like a lifetime ago), I wrote a blog post called “Embracing those twenty bonus years“. I’ve borrowed the same cartoon for this post because its message seems to say it all; at some point our bodies age. That’s just the way it is. Unless. Unless the scientists – true believers – who have recently published books about their research on aging really are onto something. They are convinced that aging is really a disease that can be treated, in other words that aging is curable! But, I have to ask myself, if a large proportion of the population is going to reach, say, 120 or how about 150, is this really what we want?
Welcome to the world of the biology of aging – biogerontology. I encourage you to read about their work in these entertaining reviews of their books, Andrew…
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