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Why We Die

The Evolutionary Logic of Mortality

Death is weird, when you think about it. It’s not obvious why our bodies should wear out over time, falling prey to things like stroke, heart attack, cancer, and dementia, among other things.

This gradual falling apart is called senescence, and with a few notable exceptions, all life is subject to it. But why?

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Dustin Arand

Lawyer turned stay-at-home dad. I write about philosophy, culture, and law. Author of the book “Truth Evolves”. Top writer in History, Culture, and Politics.