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(The New York Times)   For the God so loved the world that He sent Turritopsis dohrnii, that he who benefits from genetic studies of this immortal jellyfish shall not perish but have eternal life   (nytimes.com) divider line 52
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2012-12-01 02:17:17 AM
I mean SERIOUSLY, folks!!

Look at that addled splashing and frantic gulping!

[grabs opera glasses]
 
2012-12-02 07:25:34 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: So we don't live longer than we did a hundred years ago? It's all my fantasy? But we're totally gonna live in space. Got it.


Looking at current trends is pretty much the worst tack you could have picked.

The majority of the life expectancy increase over the Twentieth Century in developed countries was due to reduced infant and child mortality.

Life expectancy for people who have already made it to adulthood isn't going up more than a few weeks for every year that we age. Guess what that means? Unless an asymptote in that life expectancy graph comes up pretty soon, you ain't outrunning the reaper.
 
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