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Alaxir Zoa
  Posted: Sep 30 2009, 10:36 PM


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I agree. Prolonging life is a good thing.
1. I think life is too short.
2. I think time passes too fast.
3. I think we need time to understand the world around us.
Boom.

Hint: Don't argue about things already agreed upon.
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NatashaDelula
Posted: Oct 7 2009, 08:40 PM


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Do you think this is why humans reach suxual maturity at the average age of 12/13? ph34r.gif
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Alaxir Zoa
  Posted: Oct 10 2009, 11:09 PM


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I don't know how much that has to do with it, but an idea. (I doubt it.) We were made that way, humans are like that. I'm sorry, but I'm not God so I can't tell you that one.
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TinyTree
Posted: Oct 12 2009, 09:31 PM


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Do you think this is why humans reach suxual maturity at the average age of 12/13


Yes, I believe that humans reach sexual maturity at a much later date than other organisms (and have a longer life span) because of a genetic freak accident. This has led to our prolonged adolescence.

Whatever human or human like groups first had this extension of life were better able to transmit culture. And this superior cultural transmission out competed rivals.
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My frozen embryos may well be immortal.


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El_Machinae
Posted: Mar 16 2012, 10:33 PM


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Yeah, true. I mean, for a loose sense of 'immortal'. Firstly, they can stay frozen for a LONG time and remain viable. Secondly, if they're ever matured into people, we might have cured aging by then, or at least made enough discoveries that the embryos (become people) have sufficient Longevity Escape Velocity.

It's mostly a question of people help push the science fast enough, or if we spend our nonrenewables too wastefully and thus don't get necessary discoveries in time.


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