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Why do Humans Die of Old age?

  1. pstmighty profile image58
    pstmightyposted 7 years ago

    Why do Humans Die of Old age?

    Science tells us that our bodies have the ability to stay alive forever by having our cells replacing themselves all the time. So why does that process stop?

  2. akuigla profile image59
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    I can not tell you,it is a secret...but if you keep looking you may find the answer.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    When you figure that one out you should get rich.  Who knows?

  4. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Basically it is a part of the natural cycle of life and death. You have to have death in nature in order for life to continue. The human being is no different. Putting it in its simplest terms - we run out of juice! Why anyone would want to stay alive forever is beyond me - personally I can't think of anything more boring than living for thousands of years. Doing what?

    So basically the process stops because that is how nature works. Death is the means by which, paradoxically, everything is kept alive - it is just natural cycles.

  5. That's the way profile image66
    That's the wayposted 7 years ago

    DNA is changing over time, too much replications lead to a small mutations in our cells. That way a function of cells becomes more and more damaged. Exposure to harmful substances is a factor that contributes to aging and death. Is there a chance for finding a "fountain of youth"? I believe no. Is there a chance for finding a way to dramatically extend (double it, maybe) lifespan? I believe yes. I hope it helped

  6. Jarn profile image83
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    There is a special enzyme which coats our DNA much in the same way that myelin sheathes our nerves. This enzyme acts like the aglet at the end of a shoelace and helps keep the DNA strand from unwinding. As cells replicate, the enzyme does not. Meaning, the sheath around our DNA becomes thinner with each subsequent generation of cells, and thus the strand begins to deform and mutations occur. These minor mutations means the copies of cells our bodies create are of lesser quality than the previous generation, and so the degeneration continues. We would live for centuries could we find a way to synthesize this enzyme.

  7. Dennis Pace profile image60
    Dennis Paceposted 7 years ago

    Before the flood, humans did live much longer, than we do today.  almost 1000 years.  Another scripture says,  For by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

    For as in Adam all die; even so, in Christ shall all be made alive

    For behold, this is my work and my glory; to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

    Birth is the door to mortality;

    Death is the passage way to life eternal.

    Death is not the end;

    any more than birth was the beginning!

    After the resurrection , we will all live forever.  that is Christs gift, to all.  Dont get to caught up with the insignificant microsecond called death, rather ponder what comes next.  the impact that will have on us is unfathomable.

  8. mandyf profile image66
    mandyfposted 7 years ago

    some are environmental causes, but as you age it takes longer for your body to reproduce cells. Your circulation slows and your skin thins. Genetics also factor in when it comes to dying of "old age"...as the DNA gets copied over and over from the original template present in the egg+sperm, some mistakes might occur and the integrity of the genetic material will generally degrade. This is generally the basis of why our bodies start to fail on a cellular level (e.g. cancer). Even though we produce "new" cells, the DNA has already been copied over and over and subjected to external sources of damage such as UV radiation or harmful chemicals in the environment... think of making a copy of an original document on a traditional scanner, and repeating that over and over. some cells do not replicate, such as most neurons. So once you maintain damage to your brain it can't be easily repaired, especially considering the complexity of neural networks that you have formed over a lifetime. And since your brain controls many other bodily functions, once you lose that you're out of luck.

  9. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    That's a pretty dumb question to ask. When things or people get old sometimes they cease to continue going on.

  10. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 7 years ago


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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years ago

    Human beings are to live their life on the earth the same way that they will live when they die. On August 1,1982 A.D. a Sunday morning GOD shown me the other side of death. I get to enjoy at the same time to total recall of the other side of death while I am still living in my physical human body. What a great way to live on the earth as an human being. I get the best of both world as I live my life on the earth in my physical body. GOD just threw in an extra bonus for me while I lived in my physical human body and I am glad GOD did this for me on August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning. It is glorious. I know what is waiting for me on the other side so I am in no hurry to go over there and I have much work left to be done to uplift humanity to be the best and live a satisfying and fulfilling life on the earth to prepare themselves for the other side of death. I am prepared and ready to go on to the other side of death but I must finish the work GOD have given me to do for the benefit of humanity and I have done that through hubpages and google adsense. So I could go on to the other side at anytime now but I will live a long life on the earth to enjoy and watch GOD purpose being fulfilled daily in my life on the earth.Feel free to vote down this answer because it is what it is. Just the facts.