Re: Why are we allowed to age?

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:41:21 -0700 (PDT)

Hal Finney writes:
>Is it just that the genes can't do any better, that despite their best
>efforts, errors and waste accumulate and the cells just don't work
>as well? Why then are egg cells kept so fresh and clean generation
>after generation?

Maybe its very expensive to keep stuff this clean. Its worth doing
for a few eggs, but not for the whole body?

Robin D. Hanson