Stumping for Death and Suffering

Part two of the LiveScience presentation on radical life extension isn't any better in tone than part one. This seems to be turning into a tour of all the hoary old arguments for doing nothing to stop the present toll: 100,000 deaths due to aging every day. Every day. Think about that. The words of sense in this article come from interviewees, such as John Harris or Richard Miller: "When you save a life, you are simply postponing death to another point. Thus, we are committed to extending life indefinitely if we can, for the same reasons that we are committed to life-saving. ... If you’re really interested in increasing healthy lifespan, aging research is more likely to get you there in a quick and cost-efficient way than trying to conquer one disease at a time."

Link: http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060523_immortality_moral.html

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