Evolution

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Senescence

Competition between ages who age and those who do not.

For about a century, most scientists though aging could not have an evolutionary origin. Senescence harms the individual and that would drive aging versions of a species to extinction.

But that is a mean-field argument. It considers all competitors compete against everyone else all the time. Add a spatial landscape and organisms will compete more often against with those they are born near. In this scenario, mortals can adapt to changes faster and this can give them the edge they need to survive. Even more, senescence allows for a faster evolvability.

We need to learn more, but aging have evolved as an adaptation, after all.


Aging on “Through the Wormhole”

My model starts around 18:40 and there are a few imprecise comments. But the whole episode is worth watching.


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