We die to get out of the way??

Methuselah lived to be 969 when he drowned in the Great Inundation.

In medicine, death by natural causes is a loosely defined term used by coroners to describe death when the cause is disease instead of violence or drug use. “Old age” is not a scientifically recognized cause of death. It’s curious isn’t it?

All of us ‘people’ large and small here on earth die …. arumph.. except for the lobster and a species of jellyfish. Strange that a lobster has never been observed to simply die a ‘natural’ death. Pity. I read that somewhere.

We’re all made of cells and blood and stuff like that and eventually we die. But the reasons for it defies generalization and satisfactory explanation. Why do some of us with those pesky little cells and blood live longer than others of us? I’m beginning to think that we die because evolution needs us all to die to make room for newer iterations and we simply do it to accommodate the common good. Strange.

Here are the lifespans in years of some common animals.

Camel 50, Worker ant 0.5, Man 80, American Box Turtle 123, A common fishing worm 15 (!), Carp ( fish ) 100, Pheasant 27 , Chicken 14,Lion 35 , Worker Bee 1, Queen Bee 5, Amazon Parrot 104, Hamster 4

How about of instead of what’s life all about, what is death all about? Curious



About Cornhusk

Ex-High-School and Community College teacher. Also have a degree in Science and Applied Science. Have worked in ship construction and now supplement my retirement by writing and revising vocational textbooks.
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