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comment Are we evolving to age slower, or to live longer aging at the same rate?
@MattDMo I would say every behavior that is common among individuals of a species has to be due to natural selection, because it's being selected among many other behaviors that weren't. In the case of the love for the elder, it would mean that people that didn't experience such feelings in the same way was not favored by natural selection.
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comment Are we evolving to age slower, or to live longer aging at the same rate?
One could say that cultural and technological advantages are part of being human, if so they are being shaped by evolution too. In the other hand that could imply that our species is becoming more like a superorganism, like an ant-hill, where one organism can't have the benefit of a longer live span by itself, but only if one live in a colony.
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@terdon We feel affection for our elders, as a matter of fact, but that behavior has to be shaped somehow by evolution. Also life expectancy is increasing generation after generation, and we still feel such affection. The implication is obvious to me, we are evolving to love people that live longer. What I'm asking is whether we are being selected because we love people that age slower, or because we love elders despite their physical appearance.
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comment What is the lowest common denominator of cancer?
I would say angiogenesis, is Cancer's weapon of choice, please see this talk at TED
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comment Free/cheap DNA sequencing options for developing countries?
@dd3 Very useful information, thanks.
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comment Free/cheap DNA sequencing options for developing countries?
It looks good, I'll take a closer look, thanks.
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comment Free/cheap DNA sequencing options for developing countries?
@WYSIWYG Yep, that's what I was thinking, you know. Maybe the easiest way is to contact some research group that is interested in the medical condition one could have, if that is the case.
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