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

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 14:29:34 UTC 2011

2011/8/12 Stefano Vaj wrote:
> 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
> existed.

I don't think anybody is disagreeing with this point.

But if most people die (by whatever means) by their 30s, then
evolution has no chance to develop enhanced characteristics for the
70s and over age group. Evolution will enhance the attributes that
suit a live fast, die young population.


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