Trying So Hard To Find Fault

Part one of a series on radical life extension at LiveScience tries hard to find fault with the idea of less suffering, less frailty and more healthy years. Makes you wonder what planet these people live on: "While scientists go back and forth on the feasibility of slowing, halting or even reversing the aging process, ethicists and policymakers have quietly been engaged in a separate debate about whether it is wise to actually do so. ... If scientists could create a pill that let you live twice as long while remaining free of infirmities, would you take it? If one considers only the personal benefits that longer life would bring, the answer might seem like a no-brainer: People could spend more quality time with loved ones; watch future generations grow up; learn new languages; master new musical instruments; try different careers or travel the world. But what about society as a whole? Would it be better off if life spans were doubled?" Be very wary of those who invoke that mythical entity "society" - they are trying to steal something from you.

Link: http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060522_immortality_social.html

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