Category Archives: Longevity

Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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Immortality

Will genetic engineering make us inmortals? How? [ 13/April/21 ] Immortality is never a hard option. What we can conceivably do is eliminate the age related loss of function that we currently recognise as “aging”. There will eternally remain the … Continue reading

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Notes in a Life Extension forum on the nature of aging and related issues

[ 12/April/21 Facebook – Lifeboat – post by B J Murphy linking to an article on bio-inks] Indefinite life with expanding capabilities is a very complex suite of issues. One of the issues is that gradual changes can happen in … Continue reading

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Life-Expectancy – Continued from 2018

Ivan replied to my answer to Life-Expectancy from 2018 [ 2/Mar/21 ] Hi Ivan, The question doesn’t specify “life expectancy at birth” – it is an open question in that sense. There are many possible ways of calculating life expectancy, … Continue reading

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Follow-on from the a post on Tesla coming from Venus

[ 29/Jan/21 – on Tom’s Facebook page] Tom, I am not 100% certain of anything. I deal in sets of evidence and balance of probabilities between competing explanatory sets. And I have actually examined vast sets of evidence, and applied … Continue reading

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Life Extension

In Response to Trevor Lowman – Facebook – Life extension – “Do you believe that it will ever be technologically possible to rejuvenate a human being”… [ 2/1/21 ] Just because we give a singular name to things like “cancer” … Continue reading

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What can be more possible for the human race, longevity or immortality?

What can be more possible for the human race, longevity or immortality? [ 2/1/21 ] There can be no guarantee of immortality, and there can be reasonable confidence about indefinite life extension. We cannot know any infinity, and there must … Continue reading

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Lifeboat, longevity, old bacteria

A reply to a comment by Peter to a post in Lifeboat Foundation facebook page linking to Scientists pull living microbes, possibly 100 million years old, from beneath the sea [ 18/12/20 Peter stated “I don’t see how this pertains … Continue reading

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Discussion of risks of technologies

Data for praying mantis mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic constructions within Mantodea [ 24/11/20 ] I found the paper disappointing in the lack of discussion about implications of the work. What they did was use several different techniques to look at … Continue reading

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Biden – climate science over lunar exploration

Lifeboat Foundation link to SpaceNews report that Biden administration expected to emphasize climate science over lunar exploration at NASA. [ 13/11/20 ] If anyone is really serious about managing the earth’s climate over the long term, then getting manufacturing technology … Continue reading

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