We age because
What’s the scientific explanation for why we age? Well, it’s not clear, but it’s probably a combination of a few theories. One idea is that our genes determine how long we live. We have a gene or some genes that tell our body how long it will live. If you could change that particular gene, we could live longer.
A second theory is that over time, our body and our DNA get damaged until we can no longer function properly. The idea here is that how long we last is really just a consequence of small changes in our DNA. These changes add up to the total amount of damage is too much to bear and we die.
The Bible explains…
According to Jewish books, original people didn’t age at all; a seventy year old and a thirty year looked exactly the same. Because of that it was hard to differentiate between the old and the young. And it sometimes got pretty awkward, (like talking to a son how crazy his father then finds out that he was busy ranting to the father). So Abraham asked God to create a difference between the old and young, and god fulfilled his request.
That’s not all, old and young now looked different, but there was a different problem. People were healthy until the end, sounds good? Well, there was a small problem person died from sneezing whenever somebody sneezed they died, (obviously they didn’t sneeze as often as today). So people didn’t have a chance to say goodbye, and part with their friends and loved ones. So Abrahams grandson asked God to give a sign when people are going to and that’s god did.
At birth, we are generally born with 350 bones in our skeleton, as we grow and age; bones fuse together, resulting in us only having 206 bones as adults.
By reversing its aging process when it gets sick or injured, Japan’s tiny Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish is one of the only known animals that have figured out how to defeat death.
How old is He?
Do you want to know how old somebody is, just look at how big their nose is? That’s right. Bones, stop growing after puberty and muscle and fat cells also stop dividing. But cartilage – that’s the plastic-like stuff in ears and noses – cartilage continues to grow until the day you die. And that makes ears look even larger. So it’s really true. Older people do have larger noses and ears.
Progeria is an extremely rare genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. The disorder has very low incidences and occurs in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births. Those born with progeria typically live to their mid-teens and early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation (de novo), and is rarely inherited.
Is there anything I missed?