(From the Spiegel Online). William Safire demonstrates that being conservative is no obstacle to seizing on the chance to live a longer, healthier life. The younger conservative voices opposed to healthy life extension technology should have a good long think about how they'll really feel at Safire's age. "With cures for cancer, heart disease and stroke on the way, with genetic engineering, stem cell regeneration and organ transplants a certainty, the boomer generation will be averting illness, patching itself up and pushing well past the biblical limits of 'threescore and ten.' ... Medical and genetic science will surely stretch our life spans. Neuroscience will just as certainly make possible the mental agility of the aging. Nobody should fail to capitalize on the physical and mental gifts to come."