Huh? What are you talking about? I'm honestly confused. I just checked my posts in this thread to be sure... and I don't think I've suggested any of the things you're claiming I did. My post above yours has a quote stating that telomeres haven't been figured out and any simplistic argument surrounding its role in aging is potentially dangerous. I never claimed that telomeres are fully understood or that there is a surefire way to fix problems with them right now.Search your posts. I'm not doing it for you.
When you have ever not been overbearing on this subject?
I've given very specific details. Either with the questions of apopstosis and telomeres.
In this topic I've mostly been trying to demystify what aging is. And also countering the overtly simplistic critcisms like "it's going to be exclusive to the rich", "overpopulation" etc.
And I'm suggesting that scientists know more about what causes pathology in old age and possible solutions to combat it than most people replying to this thread seem to realize. I don't think I've ever suggested some magic quick fix for anything. That's why I'm asking for specific quotes.
Are you denying there is promising progress being made in recent years?
hmm my guess is you saw "telomerase" mentioned in my post and thought I was talking about snake oil claiming to lengthen it? Without actually reading my full post. Fess up if that's what happened, please.
What would you call "near"?There's no way we're anywhere near this. I believe that healthcare and medicine will absolutely continue to progress and extend life expectancy, but there are still so many things we don't know. I think there's a strong tendency to linearize promising research into "surely this will all be fleshed out in x years" without realizing that that's nowhere near a certainty. Doing that will constantly make it seem like we're on the verge of huge breakthroughs that will revolutionize everything. I used to be really buy into the idea of a medical/technological singularity, but now I'm certain that it will never happen.
I think a revolution has recently happened in CRISPR. Or at least it's going to be the start of one. Do you have any arguments against CRISPR for example being a big deal? to me it seems like a big deal.