# Re: whats your longevity quotient?

Gina Miller (nanogirl@halcyon.com)
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 12:03:47 -0700

>> >Paul Hughes wrote: This brings up the question of how
>> >such selective breeding would be determined...
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>After viewing the Stealing Time special, it became obvious to
>me the importance of choosing the right ancestors. {8^D
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>I've an idea. Calculate your longevity quotient thus: Take
>the average of the age of death of your parents.
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>If your parents are alive, take the average of their parents
>at death. If one parent lives, average their parents age
>at death with the age at death of the nonliving parent.
>If your grandparents are alive (good for you!) then continue
>on up the line, averaging the age at death of their parents,
>and so on. This exercise should leave you with one
>number.
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>Refinement: If an ancestor perished in an accident, use
>for their l.q. the average of their parents ages at death.
>Expiring during childbirth could be considered an accident.
>If a living ancestor is already older than the age of death
>average of their parents, use their current age, or estimate
>how long you think they will go.
>
>If an ancestor was a smoker all their adult lives, add 10%
>to estimate how long they would have lived otherwise.
>If they smoked half their adult lives, add 5%. If *you* smoke,
>quit. And subtract 10% from your l.q. {8^D
>
>I calculated mine and came up with 81. Did anyone hit 85?
>90? If so, would you be willing to be a sperm donor
>or egg donor? (Hypothetical question). spike
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