[extropy-chat] Re: Elderly crucial to evolutionary success of humans
cphoenix at CRNano.org
Wed Jul 7 19:49:33 UTC 2004
BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Senior citizens played an important role in the dramatic spread of human
> civilization some 30,000 years ago, a study of the human fossil record
> has shown.
Go to the blackboard and write 500 times: Correlation does not imply
It seems quite plausible that something else caused the increase in
population--perhaps the higher-tech lifestyle implied by the increase in
artifacts--and that the generally better living conditions allowed old
people to live longer.
Chris Phoenix cphoenix at CRNano.org
Director of Research
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology http://CRNano.org
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