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We Are All Mortal . . .

Authored By Dave Webb

We are all mortal. At least everyone I know appears to be.

Every day, those of us who are old read newspapers, look at the Obits. Nope, I am not in there today. But maybe some of my friends are . . .

Any life insurance company can tell you the odds of being in the Obits today. Depending on your age, the odds keep going up that this is your day to die. Seems like it is very morbid, doesn’t it?

If you are 100 years old, then you have beaten some fairly heavy odds. If you are 110, the odds are even greater. If you are 115-120, your odds of living are approximately 7 billion to 1 against being here tomorrow or the next week or the next year.After the age of about 42, women shouldn’t even try to have babies. The cost to their health might be too high. For instance, arthritic conditions occur because of the lack of reproduction of the vital substances in the bone, which incidentally are constantly replacing themselves under normal circumstances. In pregnancy, nothing is normal. You have a complete set of interactions with the baby including drastic hormone changes, mental changes, and even immune changes while developing a baby inside the mother. Afterwards, nothing goes to waste including the placenta by nature. A lot of animals eat the placenta to gain additional things while breast feeding the young. Science is only now realizing how valuable the placenta might be. The animals are way ahead of us in some natural processes.

Each year that we age, the odds of living go against us even more.

The nature of life on Earth is quite simple. Everything that is conceived eventually dies. When it dies, other conceived creatures eat the dead flesh of those that died. They in turn die. Along the way, life develops. It matures, has a reproductive cycle, the babies are taken care of until they can take care of themselves, then they too reproduce. Eventually they all die of one cause or another. It is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter if you have 100 billion in the bank, or nothing in the bank. The natural process doesn’t care. It will kill a newborn just as easily as it will kill someone or something over 100 years old. This natural cycle is planned. That is obvious.

We talk about abortion and a woman’s right to do with her body what she wants. That is the official dogma. Let us talk also about the natural process of conception. Because in that process, millions of potential babies die in the few hours when the losers of the race to an egg never make it. The sperm has a good number of potential babies invested in it. Only one of those sperm actually makes it to an egg and causes reproduction. At least, that is what I have been told by people that ought to know.

After the age of about 42, women shouldn’t even try to have babies. The cost to their health might be too high. For instance, arthritic conditions occur because of the lack of reproduction of the vital substances in the bone, which incidentally are constantly replacing themselves under normal circumstances. In pregnancy, nothing is normal. You have a complete set of interactions with the baby including drastic hormone changes, mental changes, and even immune changes while developing a baby inside the mother. Afterwards, nothing goes to waste including the placenta by nature. A lot of animals eat the placenta to gain additional things while breast feeding the young. Science is only now realizing how valuable the placenta might be. The animals are way ahead of us in some natural processes.

Men also experience difficulties with prostate glands. The entire cycle seems to shut down. The prostate grows in older men and eventually all of us have cancer in the prostate or it dries up. Men can reproduce over most of their lifespans. But life is programmed to end. It is engineered not just in us but in most of the animal life on this planet.

In the 1990s, scientists actually succeeded in cloning a sheep. It was what happened after they cloned the sheep that was a major break in knowing the answer to age questions. The clone rapidly aged. It aged right up to the age of the copied genetic material in the original. It then slowed down and aged normally. What they found out was amazing. Every time our cells reproduce they lose something. It is estimated our cells have 50-55 reproductions. Then they can no longer reproduce.

The only exception to this is the reproductive organs. Half the original programming is in the sperm cell and the other is in an egg cell. They combine to produce a brand new human being or animal in such a way that the entire aging program is reset back to the original data. Only it is a different shuffle of data each time it is done. We start out at conception with about 15,000 of these data strands in the cell. When we are born, a lot of that data has been used up. We have somewhere between 60-120 years of data left at birth. It varies considerably from individual to individual depending on the shuffle.

Aging is fascinating because it effects every last one of us.

Part of this process is the decline of various organs of the body. For instance, we have a gland system. There are actually 7 different excretionary glands involved. The glands direct the chemicals in the body to do various things. DHEA is one of those substances. It directs all the glands in the body to either produce or not to produce. This DHEA directs the thyroid gland. It directs the reproductive process. It directs the sleep process as well. As we age, all of these chemicals become scarce. The body slows down and starts falling apart around the age of 40.

In one of our labs, two young scientists decided to artificially induce this DHEA in a German Shepherd. They took Dog DHEA and injected in a terminally old German Shepherd. In this case the dog was 11. The dog’s aging process stopped. It reversed. The graying hairs on the dog went back to its youthful color. The dog lived to the ripe old age of 19. They had to put it down because of extremely painful arthritic conditions. It never aged normally after the injections.

By 70, the aging process is normally very apparent. The body is slowly dying off. The skin looses flexibility. The hair looses color. We all know the process by heart as we have seen it happen in our parents and grandparents. At least this part of aging might be controlled by artificial injections that keep the excretionary glands working at an earlier age level.

There is an exception. But it is no good to us. The exception is cancer cells. In the process of making a cancer cell, the body turns off the aging mechanism. So a culture of cancer cells is quite capable of living 12 or even 20 times longer than a normal cell will. The problem is the cancer cell does not play well with normal body cells. It is a maverick cell that has no useful function in any creature. I believe it originally was some form of metamorphosis mechanism that allowed immortality for whatever creature had it. Something is missing. Otherwise people might become immortal and immune to aging. The key here is the strands don’t drop any data when the cell reproduces as cancer.

The ancient Indian People from India had texts that indicate someone turned the aging process off in individuals. The cost was high. If you get the dose wrong it either doesn’t work or it kills the patient. It was done at puberty. The description goes on to say that the individuals went through a metamorphosis with high fevers and near death experience. Those that survived did not age. It was supposed to be a poisonous substance in one of the very many coral plants in the Indian Ocean. No one knows which one it might have been. The people that survived the process turned the aging process off. I think that the aging process can be turned off because it happens when cells malfunction as cancer cells.

There is a case in Believe it or not of an individual where this process reversed itself temporarily. The person involved was 70 years old. It happened in around 1530 A.D. ( If my memory serves me right). The person was old. He came down with a bug and it ravished his body. Everyone thought he was going to die. After more than a week, he recovered. Over the next few years he recovered so well that he reversed the aging process. His skin tightened up. His hair turned its original color. He looked about 38 years old. He remarried and lived an extra 36 years before becoming old again. This time he died.

It was a one in a billion accident. I have no other incidences like this happening. I think he was that one person who accidentally reversed the aging process temporarily. Something triggered it. We may never know what that trigger was.

In our literature, both in and out of the Bible, we have a strange sequence. Before the flood, people lived much longer than they do today. What caused it? You have apologists that think that they didn’t live longer. You have others that think it was the food supply. But after the flood the maximum life span started lowering. My own person view is that the atmosphere no longer gave us protection against radiation poisoning. So people died at earlier ages. People in mountain valleys in Russia live very long lives. They marry late and reproduce later. Nothing like the 500-900 year lifespans described in the Bible. But long lifespans are normal for this area.

The other way around aging is to slow the cell reproduction process down with metabolic factors. Turtles are good at that. So are some birds with long lifespans. Forced low caloric content in lab animals show drastic increases in the ability to stay young as an example. Chemicals can reproduce this effect such as Resvertrol in French wines. The idea is not to stop aging but to slow it down drastically to enable people to live to much longer old ages.

I suggest that certain parasites might retard the aging process. No one knows which ones might do that. But if the parasite eats the bad cells and leaves the good ones . . . we simply do not know enough about it. Such a parasite might double a person’s lifespan. It is is all speculation though.

The problem with people that are terminally old is that they no longer have anything really left to lose. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that people die at a much greater rate once they reach a certain age.

From a political standpoint, old people are a liability. They no longer earn a living, they are mostly on pensions and Social Security. I suggest that it is inconvenient for old people to live long lives after retirement from the government view. I see where it might be convenient to kill the majority of old people off. If I was doing something like that, I would put them in nursing homes. In a nursing home they are infected with all kinds of germs from other people in the home. You might have a whole bunch of old people die as a flu bug goes through the home.

Doctors kill patients unintentionally. What is a normal medical dose for a young person is almost double the dose in a lot of cases for an old person’s constitution. Old people medicine is a specialty. Not every doctor out there is aware of the difference in dosing necessary while treating someone old.

I personally look forward to eventually leaving this body. You see my religious beliefs are that I am saved by Jesus Christ. So, somehow, some way, Jesus has said we will live with him forever. I will take him at his word on that one. What have you got to lose by believing?

I also believe that if he willed it, then I wouldn’t age. Though I doubt seriously if he would ever do that. This body is very imperfect. It is falling gradually apart. But he could straighten that out also if he decided to do so.

Right now one of the greatest blessings that Jesus can ever bestow on any of us is that when we pass on to Heaven, he makes that passage without pain. One of the best things I have ever heard is when someone actually dies in their sleep without pain.

If we all must eventually die, I think that is the blessing I would want from my Lord.