The most suprising two paragraphs so far today

“How tall your parents are compared to the average height explains
80 to 90 percent of how tall you are compared to the average person,”
Dr. Vaupel said. But “only 3 percent of how long you live compared to
the average person can be explained by how long your parents lived.”

really learn very little about your own life span from your parents’
life spans,” Dr. Vaupel said. “That’s what the evidence shows. Even
twins, identical twins, die at different times.” On average, he said,
more than 10 years apart.

Here is the full story, which is interesting throughout.  But of course the day is young, and I haven’t seen Bryan, Robin [Hanson], and Alex yet…


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