Re: >H Hayflick on death and immortality

den Otter (
Sat, 30 May 1998 19:31:09 +0200

> From: Anders Sandberg <>

> Damien Broderick <damien@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU> writes:
> > He [Hayflick] closes, rather tendentiously,
> >
> > < Although aging and death put an end to the lives of good citizens, they
> > also make finite the lives of tyrants, murderers and a broad spectrum of
> > other undesirables.
> It is interesting to note that it is always the same arguments, and
> they are of course as usual wrong. I think we should learn to counter
> them well.
> The above argument is actually rather chilling; if we lived a shorter
> time the "undesirables" would live even shorter, so that ought to be a
> good idea.

Yes, Mr. Hayflick is apparently a couple o' bulbs short of enlightenment, as
are most other "great minds" & cultural icons. Could it really be that, of the
aprrox. 6 billion people on earth, only a couple of hundred or so really think
rationally ?

How absurd!