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Speaker Series: Aging Doesn't Exist - The Facts Behind Life Extension

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"A Reason for Reason" skeptical speaker series toys with immortality in September... Please join us and tell fellow critical thinkers!

AGING DOESN'T EXIST: The Facts Behind Life Extension When people complain about aging, they are actually complaining about are age-related diseases. "Aging" is a mental construct, a mass hallucination, a convenience of language. The scientists focused on curing aging are working toward a different world: one in which age-related diseases have been delayed and eliminated. They believe our social spending priorities should focus on such prevention, instead of treating diseases after they occur. The science is extraordinary- some of the most complex problems ever tackled in medicine, and the latest research is remarkable.

But what if they succeed? Will this be a better world?

About the Speaker:
Joe Betts-LaCroix received bachelor’s and master's degrees from Harvard and MIT, and completed a research fellowship at Caltech on electron tunneling in redox proteins such as cytochrome and hemoglobin, which was published in the magazine "Science". He then founded OQO, a startup that was noted in Guinness World Records as the smallest PC. More recently Joe worked with Halcyon Molecular to develop better gene-sequencing methods using DNA threading and electron microscopy. A prolific inventor, he holds scores of patents and enjoys buying and selling them in his spare time. Presently Joe is Executive Director of Health Extension, a community working to increase healthy, happy lifespan.

WHEN: 7:30 PM, Monday September 30, 2013 (Talk starts at 8 PM sharp)
WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

For more information, see http://reason4reason.org