Mole rats

Tim Eck teck11@embarqmail.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:59:43 PDT
Leo,
Cute but not provable.  
Perhaps I should have said their probability of dying over a time interval
remains constant.  For example actuarial tables will tell you a 30 year old
human will have about one chance in a thousand of dying within the next year
while a hundred year old human will have about one chance in two of dying in
the next year.  
This is not the case for naked mole rats.  While no other rats are known to
live to be 30, a thirty year old naked mole rat has the same probability of
dying in the next year as a three year naked mole rat.

Tim Eck

"Eternity is a very long time, especially the part near the end"
Woody Allen


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> > Their probability of dying remains constant. Regardless of age.
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> ? Every organism studied to date has a probability of dying of 100%.
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