Live long or live strong?

By | March 6, 2007

Someone wrote in to FORTUNE magazine regarding its story on resveratrol (the molecule found in the skin of red grapes that could have potentially anti-aging effects) and suggested that there is a case against extreme longevity: “Put me out of my misery. I no longer want to deal with Bush, his administration, the do-nothing Congress, the right wing, and America’s fundamentalists. The drug I want developed will grow a spine in those people, as well as those in health care, sufficient to make systemic changes in the expensive, time-consuming, wasteful, confusing health care provided in this country.”

Well said! We need a drug not to ensure longevity, but to combat stupidity.

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Totally agree with the combat of stupidity. Interestingly, wife and I watched the movie ‘The Fountain’ last weekend, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. A very deep story about love and mortality. Its a like it or don’t kind of movie. Anyway, just wanting to share this from wikipedia, from the director for the movie – The Fountain begins with a quote from Genesis 3:24, the Biblical passage that reflects the fall of man. Hugh Jackman emphasizes the importance of the fall in the film: “The moment Adam and Eve ate of the tree of knowledge, or good and evil,… Read more »