LIFE SPAN: PROS AND CONS.
at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, March 2, 2002,
The views expressed by the presenters are for the purposes of debate and do not necessarily represent their own opinions, nor are they intended to represent in any way the opinions or other views of the AGHE.
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Donald J. Mulcare, PhD, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300; Jeffrey A. Chesky, PhD, Biology Department, University of Illinois - Springfield, Springfield, Illinois, Kenneth Kaloustian, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University; Augustine G. DiGiovanna, PhD, Department of Biology, Salisbury State University.
will submit that the advocacy for and application of effective and innovative
practices and procedures will increase both mean life expectancy and maximum
life span resulting in an augmented quality of human life for most of the
world's population. Opponents will argue that the price of life extension is the
universal erosion of the quality of all life on earth. Presenters will furnish
evidence and arguments supporting their positions. The debate will critique
methods of life extension and explore approaches to quality of life. It will
examine the implications of extended longevity for society, especially the
potential eruption of unacceptable social, ethical, legal, economic and
political consequences as well as demographic and ecological penalties. An
exciting exchange of facts, opinions, and visions of the future will ensue. The
authors will encourage all attendees to contribute to the debate by challenging
the presenters with their own information, opinions, visions, and rational
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