Whole-Body Apoptosis

Daniel C. Dennett


In order to minimize the prolonged debility of old age, we should be designed to die abruptly and painlessly at some randomly determined time between 85 and 90 years old. This might help us trade the goal of living for as long as possible with the goal of living as well as possible.


apoptosis; choice; death; euthanasia; longevity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17493460802012447

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