You guys wrote:
>>that humans can live so long past their reproductive age indicates
>>living after reproductive age impart positive evolutionary benefits
upon others reproducing Correct.
>>so living longer than nature is capable of (humans are, in fact, one
>>of the longest lived animals, thus indicating that we already push the
limits of what nature is capable of) may increase this benefit, provided that people are
>>able to be productive self sufficient individuals. Moreover, life
extension also includes the desire to be able to reproduce far longer than currently possible,..............
I've read somewhere, that with nanotechnology and the issue of life extention: one could plausably design the human body to an age of 3338 years. Once reaching that age, the body in it's present state of environment, could not physically last any longer due to nautural wear and tear. However, that amount of time would undoubtedly be enough time to learn the technology to strive beyond even that term of existence. Gina "Nanogirl" Miller