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Is the first person to live till 120 alive today?

 
 
Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 01:44 am
Will humans be able to live till 120 in good health in the near future? Maybe by using pills such as Metformin, NAD+ etc
 
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 02:38 am
@shiba2666,
The first person to live past 120 years is already dead. Her name was Jeanne Calment.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 09:47 am
@Olivier5,
There’s debate this was Jeanne’s 99 year old daughter.


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-questions-age-worlds-oldest-woman-180971153/
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 01:41 pm
As was explained to me when I was a child, to live longer, the world must spin faster. Our religion teacher told us that was how Methuselah loved some 900+ years. (at the age of 7 it sounded possible)
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 01:52 pm
@Sturgis,
Methuselah lived 900 years
Methuselah lived 900 years
Who calls that livin'
When no gal will give in
To no man who's 900 years
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 02:06 pm
@chai2,
There's also a debate about whether the earth is flat.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 02:14 pm
@Olivier5,
Not in my home town it isn't.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 02:46 pm
@roger,
Mountains don't count.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 03:04 pm
It is not likely that people living past 100 years will become common, without serious medico-technological intervention. When you get past reproductive age, systems in your body start shutting down. There is no evolutionary value in keeping you alive, and the body just isn't "programmed" to do that.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 05:08 pm
@Olivier5,
A
Olivier5 wrote:

There's also a debate about whether the earth is flat.


I’m not saying it could not, or will not occur one day.

I’m not debating anything. Just providing what I consider a reputable source saying there is question as to whether this is true.

But comparing flat earthers with Smithsonian indicating the daughter may have assumed the mother’s identity to avoid I heritance tax and/or other financial gain or profit isn’t exactly in the same realm of plausibility.

Proving a person is that age isn’t as easy as presenting a birth certificate and saying “it’s mine”.

Wasn’t trying to diss you, just showing this claim is questionable upon further investigation.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2019 06:17 pm
Another interesting question is whether anything is available today which can significantly slow one's aging. See, for example, resveratrol.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 12:36 am
@chai2,
Just saying, there are debates about everything, so I wouldn't take that as indicative of much.
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 12:48 am
@shiba2666,
Quote:
Is the first person to live till 120 alive today?


Given the uncertainty, it may well be that the first person to live to 120 is alive today, if not today tomorrow.

Jeeves, bring me my recreational pharmacology, and don't dally.
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neologist
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 12:32 pm
I've discovered a plot against all those who chance to become world's oldest. Every single one of them. . .and I mean NO exceptions, will die. Not a target I would choose to wear.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 01:50 pm
@neologist,
Hi neo, long time no see.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 01:52 pm
@Olivier5,
I've been in geezer mode.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 01:56 pm
@neologist,
You got me googling for "geezer". "Old and cranky"?
roger
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 03:27 pm
@Olivier5,
What did it have to say about roger?
Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 10:14 pm
What do you mean "first"? Lots of people have lived to that age.

Before the flood people lived almost a thousand years. Remember, there was a tree of life in those days. The flood was when the tree of life was taken down and 120 years has been the limit since then.

The oldest man ever whose age has been verified is Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who died at the age of 116 years, 54 days. As of 25 March 2019, the oldest known living person is Kane Tanaka of Japan, aged 116 years, 82 days. The oldest known living man is Gustav Gerneth of Germany, aged 113 years, 161 days.
~ wikipedia
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2019 10:20 pm
I'll get back to all of you in 60 years.
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