Re: Must read stuff at your local newstand

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 01:45:57 MDT

>From: Robin Hanson <>
>Greg Burch wrote:
>> > Scientific American's Quarterly is entitled "The
>> > Quest to Beat Aging." .... Table of contents:
>> > ...
>> > 104. It Smells of Immortality -- Socially speaking, long life might
>> > stink.
>>I'll have to check this out, but these last three titles suggest that SA
>>up to its usual standard of short-sightedness.
>This last article is avaiable at:
>I don't recommend it as worth reading though.

I agree. I wish I had actually read through the magazine before I posted my
message. If I had I certainly would not have given it a subject line
anything like "must read stuff." I figured since they were devoting a whole
magazine to the subject, there might be something in it that wasn't
completely condescending about the prospects of indefinite life span. I was
mistaken. SciAm, up to their old tricks.


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