Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hypothetical

As I strolled down Columbus today (my favorite street in NYC) I couldn't help but notice... that from the scarf-clad folks passing by to the candid tabloid photos of the stars, people, in general, are looking younger and younger. I've heard people say that 40 is the new 30 and 30 is the new 25, and I must say that I enjoy those comments. But is there a reason?

Then I hear studies about how scientists are learning more and more about aging, stem cell research (the research that doesn't involve an discarded embryo) and so forth... Some say that scientists some day will be able to alter the aging gene so that we could live like those old dudes in the bible - 200, 300, even 700 years.

My question to you, my fine and cherished readers/friends is this: Would you live that long, if say, you could look and feel in your thirties at 100 or 200?

So let's have it. Yes or no and why? If yes, how long? No wrong answers. Just wondering.

(btw, for you non-Lord of the Rings fans, Aragorn is supposed to be 86 years old in this picture. It is talked about only in the extended version of the flick on DVD.)

2 comments:

Joanna Martens said...

100 more years on this earth when you long for heaven is a little irritating. To live is Christ and to die is gain.

The Cachinnator said...

Sure, I'd do it. Why not? It would be fun to mess around with my great great great grandchildren.