Friday, November 25, 2005

Ah, the good old days

Brad deLong links to an interesting post by Charlie Stross about how well he would have fared in the distant past. Medical interventions which have been developed over just the last 60 years have decisively improved his quality of life. For example,antibiotics probably saved his life as a child: therefore, had he been born before 1942 he could not have lived to adulthood.

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