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    Personally, I don't think so - seems totally farfetched, and ridiculous.

    ... I like the idea of accelerated healing, though (like Wolverine, X-Men). You can survive injuries because your body would regenerate the cells quickly and get you up and running again, quickly. It could be possible because species exist out there that have these attributes - such as lizards that grow their delimbered limbs back. Who knows...

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    Immortal beings lend nothing to the vigor of the species. Species level adaptation takes place with each generation. If immortal generations persist they have the potential to interfere with the success of later generations through interbreeding and competition. That being said, lifespan seems linked to size and metabolic rate. The higher the metabolism, the lower the lifespan. Things that live very slowly, age more slowly. And, there is research that radically lowering your food intake, which slows metabolism, increases lifespan.

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    Why is it ridiculous? Every cell in our body is made out of basic building blocks. It's not unthinkable one could measure the exact make up of these building blocks and at a later time, recreate the older cells back to their younger previously recorded version. Ofcourse in terms of brain/memory and such, a lot more complications arise. And this isn't exactly the kind of technology that can be birthed overnight, due to all these complications, ofcourse. And that's also why I doubt it will happen any time soon.

    But it's not unthinkable or ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Why is it ridiculous? Every cell in our body is made out of basic building blocks. It's not unthinkable one could measure the exact make up of these building blocks and at a later time, recreate the older cells back to their younger previously recorded version. Ofcourse in terms of brain/memory and such, a lot more complications arise. And this isn't exactly the kind of technology that can be birthed overnight, due to all these complications, ofcourse. And that's also why I doubt it will happen any time soon.

    But it's not unthinkable or ridiculous.
    Are you refering to things that manipulate cell reproduction like (free radicals) that dictates longevity?
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Why is it ridiculous?
    It's complicated - way too complicated.

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    Well, sorta. I'm no biologist. But I do understand cells and their make up are influencable, and it's not unthinkable a cell can be manipulated or strengthened.

    And with the proper knowledge, longevity is definatly theoretically possible to accomplish.

    Even if such knowledge is still centuries away from us, believing it is ridiculous seems ridiculous to me. :P

    And ofcourse it's complicated. If it wasn't, we'd have that technology already! Just saying it's not impossible to someday aquire that knowledge.

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    Because evolution does not create optimal solutions, only good enough ones. Still be should really put some effort to overcoming it with medical science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    If people don't die, gene pools change much more slowly, which means if environments shift, the species would be less adaptive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Immortal beings lend nothing to the vigor of the species. Species level adaptation takes place with each generation
    not necessarily, considering that the realizations that are made as we grow older are often exponentially applicable and effective. if we were not such a selfish species, a larger age diversity would strengthen us like all biological diversity, not make us weaker.

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    because if we didn't we would have no need to reproduce, and if we were eaten or horribly mutilated in a lion fight, our species would be screwed.

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    so that we appreciate life

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamathousandapples View Post
    our species would be screwed.
    ... For God's Sake, can the members of the same 'species' STOP calling ourselves 'species'? Sounds retarded.

    We're human, and very much 'different' to the animals - and there are your so-called 'species'.


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