Our life expectancy has significantly increased in the last 100 years from around 50 years to around 80 years today (in Europe or the US). This has had multiple beneficial effects.
Without science and technology things like computers, pacemakers, solar cells and spacecraft would not exist. And today basic things like abundant drinking water, healthcare systems, affordable housing, electricity, transportation and online communication would not exist.
The March for Science is especially important for technoprogressive advocates who have the greatest respect for reason and science which provide realistic chances to fundamentally improve the human condition and the human intellect.
A major goal of science has always been saving lives and preventing death. Innumerable lives have been saved through medical technologies, vaccines, water purification, communication technologies and much more. We live longer and healthier than ever before. However despite all efforts, of the 160 000 humans who die each day, about 110 000 do so due to age-related causes, most of them in a state of very poor quality of life. The biological decline related to aging is also responsible for a great share of social expenditures and the biggest part of global medical costs.
However, science is well on the way towards uncovering the mechanisms that are responsible for the biological decline associated with human aging. This can lead to evidence-based solutions for repairing age-related damages, slow down or reverse the processes of biological decline and bring about regeneration. Each action, each public or private investment for scientific research for life extension could save lives!
So, if you support science for healthy life extension, meet people who support it too, contact us and grow the march for life extension science!
The March for Science is therefore also a March for Life that will highlight the importance of science – and especially the fields of aging research and biogerontology – for achieving healthy longevity.
At the March for Science 2017 in Brussels