[extropy-chat] Re: Elderly crucial to evolutionary success of humans

Chris Phoenix cphoenix at CRNano.org
Wed Jul 7 19:49:33 UTC 2004

BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> <http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996113>
> 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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