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Bio 575 chapter 01 - Biology of Longevity Aging Course Organization Note Change of Title Syllabus Class Procedures Groups Group presentations

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Course Organization Note Change of Title Syllabus Class Procedures Groups Group presentations & individual grades How to succeed in this course Overview of Lecture 1
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Chapter 1 Robert Arking Biology of Aging, 3e Oxford University Press Wayne State University
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A lecture is the process by which a set of outdated information is transmitted from the notes of one person to the notes of another person without passing through the mind of either person That will not be the case in this class! Facts without theory is chaos, but theory  without facts is fantasy . We need both in order to understand.
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Seek Simplicity and Distrust It
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Four approaches to understanding aging: 1. Acceptance: Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made …” Robert Browning, “Rabbi Ben Ezra," 1864 2. Rejection: Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas ”Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," 1952 3. Description : “All the world’s a stage,and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances;and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” Wm. Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, act 2, scene 7 1. Scientific Analysis: “Seek simplicity and distrust it” Alfred North Whitehead
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Is Time Involved in Aging? “The primary assignment of gerontology …[is to characterize]… a hierarchy of aging processes integrated by a life span ‘clock’“. Alex Comfort, 1979 No, it is not. Clock time
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2010 for the course BIO 5750 taught by Professor Arking during the Winter '09 term at Wayne State University.

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Bio 575 chapter 01 - Biology of Longevity Aging Course Organization Note Change of Title Syllabus Class Procedures Groups Group presentations

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