Re: >H Hayflick on death and immortality

Bryan Moss (
Sat, 30 May 1998 23:10:31 +0100

"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."

Anders Sandberg wrote:

"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."

Of course the whole thing is simply countered by
the fact that both "us" and the "undesirables"
would achieve exactly the same good to evil ratio
whether we lived 50 or 50 million years.

"[...] Lifespan only changes the size of the
population, not the rate of increase. But this is
hard to explain, on my swedish life extension
website I'm going to add an applet where the
readers can try for themselves varying the
lifespan and number of children and see the

Wow! Hands on Extropianism! I like.

Bryan Moss