Re: virus: Sexuality and monogamy

Patricia & John Crooks (
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 23:16:48 -0500

>On Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:15:41 -0500 (Patricia & John
>Crooks) writes:
>> when the life expectancy was
>>years, that didn't mean that 40 year olds were really old people
>>expected to
>>die soon, it meant that more babies died during childbirth or from
>>illnesses thereby lowering the AVERAGE life expectency, not the actual
>>of death from "natural causes".
>That claim is very much at odds with my understanding. I'm very
>interested in hearing more. What is the source of this information?
>Take care. -KMO

I pretty much assumed it was common knowledge. I think I first heard it in
high school public health, again in college, probably associated with either
some genetics or public health course I took.
The other alternative would mean that the human body is aging at roughly
half the rate that it used to, i.e. that time is slowing down, subjectively,
I would think.