Why haven’t we evolved a solution to aging?
This may be of some interest.
Reconciling the apparent paradox between the optimizing drive of evolution, and the inevitable deterioration of the body.
Life pits the order and intricacy of biology against the ceaseless chaos of physics. The second law of thermodynamics, or the thermodynamic arrow of time, states that any natural system will always tend towards increasing disorder. Biological aging is no different, making death inevitable. However, one of the least-addressed questions of aging is the apparent paradox between the optimizing drive of evolution, and the inevitable deterioration of the body. Considering the 3.5 billion years in which we have evolved from single-cell organisms, why hasn’t life countered the inefficiency of aging? Or more accurately, how has aging persisted within the Darwinian framework of evolution?
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