Originally Posted by EireEngineer
Quite the rambling stream of consciousness there. Life expectancies in the developed world continue to climb, while the same is not true in the developing world. The reason for this is simple: those of us in the developed world have access to modern medicine and pharmacology, while others do not. It is a gross overstatement to say the human body is perfect the way it is: often it needs help to survive.
Life expectancy perhaps. But quality of that life has deteriorated incredibly fast. Schizophrenia is the largest growing disease in the world. Should I even bother with all sorts of cancers??
To say the undeveloped world is dying off sooner is the gross overstatement. They lived fine for thousands of years before man decided to build fences and trap these people from doing what was absolutely necessary for survival. Go where there is food. We keep them poor, so that we can be rich. But are we??
We are what we are physically and biologically, because it was absolutely necessary, for us to survive. Life will ALWAYS find a way. e.g. If we don't use our legs, to survive, we will lose them. Not now, not tomorrow....but generations to come. Because it isn't an absolute necessity for our survival anymore. We will evolve without them.
You can grow more living cells in your body, to help you fight certain illnesses or disfunctions, whatever, but those cells will be weaker in comparison to the original, fewer cells. That can be said the same for your life expectancy. You may live longer, but you are weaker, you just don't know it. You think you are alive, but you are probably more dead than dead.
god, i do ramble dont i? lol