posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 03:43 AM
My english is not very good but I'll try to explain what I think about this:
Aerobical organisms like sponges, birds, apes and humans, age principally because of the damage the oxigen they breathe inflicts to their cells, quite
like the damage it inflicts to a car or a metallic knife. The more active your body is, more oxigen you consume and therefore, the more you age.
(+activity or work = more oxigen consumption = more agin or even more probability to get cancer)
For example if you go everywere in a car you'll suposedly age slower than if you go everiwhere running. A experiment have been made in wich a mouse
was allowed to do all the exersice it wanted, an another was confined on a box or something like that. The first mouse lived 2 years, the average life
for a mouse, but amazingly, the second mouse lived 4 years! This experiment was repeated several times with diferent animals with the same results.
Also, the amount of calories the subjects of the experiment consumed seemed to increase their aging speed. (more calories consumed = more oxigen used
for burning them = more aging and again, more cancer)
So going back to the question, I believe that being in space without gravity, a human would make less effort to move around than someone that would be
on earth, having to make a force equal to his weight just to get up. Then, the human in space, would consume less oxigen than the one in earth and
teherefore would age slower. I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but I wanted to share my thougts with you. Also, I think than someone whearing a
mechanical exoesqueleton that boosted his strenght would also consume less oxigen and age slower, wich would be a good reason to develop such
technology, altought some people think that exosqueletons should be used for killing people (for war) that for helping them. what do you think about
this? It makes me so angry to think about it...
Oh, my name is Martin and I am from Argentina, a country whose name means aproximately "silver", altought there is little silver here, he he