I don't even know what's going on anymore. I'm probably on the verge of having a psychotic break. Which is good news. Maybe because I'm reading articles by people with math Ph.D's and it's so overflowing with bullshit I need to sit down.
But lifestyle paternalism is understandably unpopular, and difficult to implement effectively.
Lifestyle paternalism. As opposed to non-lifestyle biological authorities like the rocks and the sand. You can't force people to be healthy (or can you?) but it's usually an unsmiling person in a white coat informing Terry their cholesterol is through the flipping roof.
As an aside, this in turn suggests a possible avenue of approaches: how many apparently aging-related problems in humans are artifacts of poor living conditions, nutrition, and lifestyles?
Bruh? Also: I'm cutting out them O2- radicals for 2020.
Regulatory paradigms and insurance companies typically don’t treat aging as a disease, which gives little incentive to the development of anti-aging drugs.
It's because she's trying to finesse people and make a lot of money. And the FDA and insurance companies are like "you're stupid!" So she hates them and...
Don't read this if you value your sanity. https://reason.com/2018/05/12/when-cancer-was-conquerable
Just start a bogus foundation, generate a website, incorporate yourself for $200 and claim the miracle drug is right around the corner once you get over that minor "reproducibility" thing. Yeah it actually says that on her site.
An all-purpose “geroprotector” drug that meaningfully reduces the risk of multiple common diseases might be one of the best hopes we have of being able to afford the healthcare costs of the growing elderly population.
Okay, that makes a little more sense. But that's maintenance. Nobody is going to pull a drug out of their ass that makes your widespread DNA damage magically fix itself. At least just by bombarding your body with ordinary chemicals. If the pill contains nanobots, CRISPR, and Osmosis Jones you might have a chance.
Thinking from the perspective of human capital, people’s skills, wisdom, knowledge, networks, independence, and wealth continue to grow throughout their life. In fields intensive in such skills, like politics and business, people often continue to do great work, and hold together important social infrastructure, right up to their retirement.
Jesus Christ. Either she's trying to convince someone else of that or she believes it herself. Not sure what's scarier.
Look, do you want to know the worst part of the college admissions scandal of 2019? They paid. ;) This woman CTRL-F'd the word "manifold" and got a pretty huge dick degree from Yale. Where are the papers? I got my papers.
When they go, we lose and have to replace all that knowledge, all those skills, and all those connections.
I'm cornering the Lawspeaker before he gets any worse. Must get knawledge. Otherwise there will be a crater with twenty dead people he knew and we'll descend into anarchy at the next Thing. Egil is a dick.
Consider also that a large fraction of most people’s life is spent in relatively unproductive training. In many fields, a marginal productive year at the end of a life is more valuable than an average year of life.
She thinks it's still coming. But a true Protestant knows the reward only comes in the hereafter.