Re: new human longevity record?

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 12:06:41 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Of course, one should not underestimate the risk of forgery at work
> here. "an entry a neighbour unearthed in December in a tattered church
> registry" sounds like something that could fairly easily be forged,
> and given the overall patriotic slant of the story one can easily
> imagine that people are more willing to believe than doubt evidence
> that the likeable lady is really 125. The "evidence" seems really to
> be the registry and the fact that the Church affirms it is real.

True, but...under the circumstances, what other evidence would there
likely be? If this is the only evidence for any birthdate, then so be
it. (The only biological evidence is that she's alive and old. Past a
certain point, +/- 10 years can't be determined from the body itself.)

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