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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Life Expectations
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 03:17:10 GMT
'Silver Bullet' makes some ruddy sense.
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D. Spencer Hines
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"Norris" <> wrote in message
| In the recent past, Dr. George Tsambourakis wrote:
| >I was wondering if any individuals or Uni's did
| >a study about life expectations for males and females
| >and how these improved (or other wise) over the centuries.
| >I did a few quick calculations, and it appears that in the 12th
| >century, life expectation for a man was 38-40 years and
| >for a women 53-55 years.
| Results of such studies would be interesting... but I suggest an
| "overall" average "age" of anyone ever born at certain periods of time
| in the past is information that would not be as significant as:
| How many ever born during a certain time period reached age 10?
| Reached age 20?
| And so on.
| I suggest the difference between periods of the past and current info
| would be less than dramatic in the older brackets than younger.
| For example, comparing how many people in one time period with
| another, who reach age 40 will reach age 80, who reach 50 will reach
| age 80, etc would be interesting.
| Lower "overall" averages of yesteryear are brought down by child
| deaths and not really indicative of how much longer folks are really
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