In a message dated 6/27/00 9:32:57 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>It is logical that if lifespan does not exceed 120
>then lethal mutations acting
>at late ages can accumulate in all organs; but these
>are pathologies, not basic causes of aging).
If you have *nothing* but a variety of accumulating late-acting
pathologies, that alone will create "aging": increasing mortality
plus decreasing function accumulating thoughout life, following
a roughly Gompertzian curve. So the pathologies can indeeed be
the basic cause of aging.
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