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Aging by Design: How New Thinking on Aging Will Change Your Life Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B005KCO8SS
- Publisher : Azinet Press (May 7, 2014)
- Publication date : May 7, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1018 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 88 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,126 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author helped me to come to grips with two different theories of aging and death. My terms for the two theories are 1) Built-in and 2) Wear and Tear. The author calls them Programmed and Non-programmed. I prefer my terms.
I am old enough that I learned the wear and tear explanation for why we age and die. As a result of reading T. Goldsmith's book, I have come to the conclusion that Built-in makes more sense. I think the truth may be a combination of the two. We experience wear and tear throughout our lives. The built-in mechanisms including aging genes and hormone signaling tell our bodies when to slow down repair.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in aging. I cannot imagine why that does not include everyone.
I have found the information well exposed and very clear, requiring only basic knowledge about biology (e.g. what is a gene or what is gene expression).
This book is not a guide about how to slow down aging, though understanding programmed aging vs. non programmed aging may be important for that matter. Also, this book doesn't explain in detail the biological mechanisms through which programmed aging may work (they are not well understood yet).
I want to thank the author for offering this information so affordably.
At least listening to classical music was reported to increase spatial ability. They didn't say anything about rock, blues and hip-hop...
Then I stumbled upon the Death Rate World Map and saw that Mexico, Venezuela, Equador, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and a few others are the best looking countries. All the info got me thinking....And then it hit me!
Can New Thinking On Aging Change Your Life?
It could somewhat. But how to introduce a New Thinking other than tweeting it (considering it became the most popular way of sharing information that also appears to travel instantaneously in non-local arrangements such as quantum entanglement)?
Thus I go back to the same old: the speed of thought versus the speed of light. My first understanding of the speed of thought is people's gut instinct experiencing the world as it happens, with no lag between sensation and awareness. But it also takes a tenth of a second for a signal to travel down the nerve to the muscle--it takes longer for people to respond to a shock in the toe than to one at the base of the spine because the path to the brain is longer. How fast thoughts form then? "550-750 milliseconds, which is .550 -.750 seconds."
But that is the speed that comprehension happens. The nerve impulses themselves that form the thoughts "can travel as slow as 2 miles an hour up to 200 MPH."
On the other hand, light travels at "exactly 670,616,629 MPH in a vacuum."
Logically I concluded one needs a change at the speed of imagination--it just came to me.
Immediately, I knew it must have come to others as well, because "we're all in it together."
I Googled it and--yes, APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY: CHANGE AT THE SPEED OF IMAGINATION was already there.
As if with cameras, we were "shooting" the same idea, unbeknownst to each other, from wildly different angles and different times.