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Human bodies don't wear out and could technically live for hundreds of years

Saturday, November 08, 2003
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As this research into sea urchins shows, near-immortality is technically quite feasible from a biological point of view. As humans, our bodies don't "wear out" like parts in a machine. That's just a medical myth. In reality, our bodies are programmed to die.

It's all part of the genetic code, and each species has a different programmed lifespan. Why do dogs only live to be 12, while human live to 80 and sea turtles live for a few hundred years? It's because the dying off of older humans created a survival advantage for their offspring.

Think about it: if everybody lived forever, then the new and improved members of the group (the babies) would have nothing to eat. All the scarce resources would be gone, consumed by the elders who never go away. And so the species would languish, having no chance for survival improvements via evolution.

As a result, we are programmed to die. It's a complex chemical clock, ticking away inside your own body. Longevity research seeks to identify and even halt that clock, allowing modern humans to live far longer. There's absolutely no biological reason why a human heart can't keep on beating for 200 years or more. They don't just "wear out," no matter what you've been told by your doctor.

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