Re: long life

Anders Sandberg (
14 Sep 1997 11:49:53 +0200

Linda D Jolly <> writes:

> Just stopped by and wanted to ask you if you were familiar with a product
> that the Chinese emperors used to maintain their virility and allowed them
> to live well beyond 100 years of age (while still fathering children)?

As far as I know there is no documented cases of emperors (beside the
mythical ones during the first dynasties) living beyond one hundred
years (if they did, it ought to be quite well recorded). It is however
well known that more than a few of them were hiring alchemists and
scholars to make the elixir of life; there are plenty of stories
about this.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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