Re: Why are we allowed to age?

Hagbard Celine (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 20:30:22 -0400

Joao Pedro wrote:

> I would like to know your opinion about why are we allowed to age? Why,
> after millions of years of evolution, we still age?
> Following the darwinist concept of evolution, surely a trait that would
> allow one individual to live longer than the others would be favoured.
> Indiduals with these trait would produce more offspring and therefore
> the trait would soon be present in the general population. This,
> however, doesn't happen with humans neither (as far as I know) other
> mammals. If, there are species capable of such intellectual skills (such
> as us) and many other species with amazing skills, why hasn't a
> non-aging process evolved in many more species that it did?

If it weren't for modern medicine, evolution would be a bit more
effective. Since we no longer let the "bad genes" die off, they don't go

Just a guess,