Monday, June 07, 2004

A question of Legacy and Future

Informed Comment : 06/01/2004 - 06/30/2004
"In the United States, where superstition reigns over reason, the religious Right that Reagan cultivated has put severe limits on such research. His best legacy may be Nancy Reagan's argument that those limitations should be removed in his memory. There are 4 million Alzheimers sufferers in the US, and 50% of persons living beyond the age of 85 develop it. There are going to be a lot of such persons among the Baby Boomers. By reversing Reaganism, we may be able to avoid his fate."
A good question to ask about what is going to happen to the rest of the Baby Boomer's, as more mind, and social safety nets, fail to the long lifespan of the modern human.

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