Will increased longevity will improve human nature?

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, dr ed park 0 Comments

For our #Mondaymusings, I want to draw attention to a wonderful video by Harvard professor, David Sinclair. The video quotes George Bernard Shaw who references a theme in his work, “Back to Methuselah”

“…the very vulgar proposition is that you cannot change human nature is valid only on the assumption that you cannot change the duration of human life. If you can change that, then you can change political conduct.”

 

Dr. David Sinclair

http://youtu.be/hM-VRE5fwWU

Leon Kass, chairman of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics, once rebutted Sinclair’s perspective with this common belief:

“The finitude of life is a blessing for every human individual. If our children are truly to flower, we must wither and give ground.”

So I would ask you, which perspective resonates with you? I believe that the argument that we should die for our kids is a teleological one that is founded in superstition.  But then again, if we all lived 900 years, I think that man would hoard wealth and just have a midlife crisis at 850 years. Just like a compression of mortality, the compression of existential angst would just be moved to the right. 

Maximum lifespan chart from "Telomere Timebombs"

Illustration of shifting maximum lifespans from my book, “Telomere Timebombs”

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I graduated from Harvard with honors in Biological Anthropology prior to earning my Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.

In 2007, I became the nineteenth patient to sign up for the use of a herbally-extracted telomerase activator.

The results were so positive that I founded Recharge Biomedical Clinic in 2008 and have since become the leading medical expert in this exciting new field of regenerative medicine treating over 1,300 patients with this exciting new telomerase activation medicine.

I won two Houston Film Festival Awards for my screenplays about Hypatia of Alexandria and Ed Brown of Kentucky.

In 2010 I wrote and self-published a Sci-Fi Graphic Novel called MAXIMUM LIFESPAN

In 2013, I wrote and published "Telomere Timebombs; Defusing the Terror of Aging"

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