## Monday, July 17, 2006

### Life expectancy increases with age

Daniel Jafferis has pointed out an extraordinary discovery of the social scientists:

that was described in the Harvard Gazette. In other words, the social scientists have found a strong circumstantial evidence for the statement that

• if you're Y years old, then you're unlikely to die at the age of X years if X is smaller than Y
For example, if you're 75 years old, it is likely that your life expectancy won't be 60 years. Isn't it amazing? Who could have thought? It's almost as ingenious as loop quantum gravity, especially if you realize how much money both of these things swallow.