[ExI] [GRG] NewAbs: The Phenotype of IQ is Polygenic x 1, 000 Genes

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 13:00:53 UTC 2011

On 11 August 2011 11:48, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Current theory is that when pre-history humans were evolving they had
> a life expectancy of around 30 years, with 50 years being exceptional.

Once more, life expectancy has not much to do with lifespan, and has to do
with the probability of your being killed at any time by predators,
infections, hunger, accidents, lack of parental or elderly care, etc.
Conversely, no matter how well you treat your cat, it is not going to live
fifty years any way.

In fact, lifespan has been *shortened* until sometimes in XIX century in
comparison with prehistory, and in spite of that cctuagenarians have always

Stefano Vaj
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