Aubrey de Grey on 60 Minutes, January 1st

I have it on good authority that the 60 Minutes feature that includes biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey and his work will be aired on January 1st ... but we all know how these schedules tend to shift hither and thither. So keep your eyes open and expectations low - television remains the strongest bastion of gleeful ignorance and lowest common denominators in mainstream media, after all.

Soundbites and reflexive "balance" do not lead to a useful medium for discussions of the merits and cut and thrust of science, sadly - advocacy would certainly be an easier job if matters were otherwise.

UPDATE 01/01/2006: It went very well indeed, as it turned out - one of the most positive mainstream media pieces on the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) yet. I am pleased to have been proven wrong in this instance. See the latest post on the topic for a link to the transcript.

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Posted by: Akira Ohiso at December 14th, 2005 7:46 PM

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