Re: Life Expectancy

Spike Jones (
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 11:42:45 -0700

Scott, it would be interesting to compare the results of the LE calculator with the longevity quotient I suggested a couple weeks ago (during the hottest phase of the g*n battle).

One's l.q. is the average of your parents' l.q. One's l.q. is one's age at death, assuming natural causes, otherwise one's l.q. stays the average of the parents'. If one (or one's parent) is older than the parent's average l.q, use the larger number.

With just those 3 rules alone, one should be able to calculate his or her l.q. Does something like this already exist? How is it calculated? If one wished to identify a good candidate for DNA selection to optimize long life, how else would one do so? spike

> Scott Badger wrote: Therefore, they will have longer
> life expectancies on the average than the rest of the population (not quite
> sure of what that is). ... My LE = 86.39