Re: Age 141?

Kathryn Aegis (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 19:40:34 +0000

Curt Adams:
>Potential lifespans aren't absolute; the chance of death never goes
>to 1. With humans the chance of death seems to max out at about
>40% per year or so. With enough people, or enough luck, you could
>probably get any age you wanted; it's just that the number of people
>or amount of luck required goes up fast and exponentially.

As I understand you, the larger the sample, the larger the resulting
estimate? Has anyone seen any estimates based on the theory of
programmed cell death?

Kathryn Aegis