The 150-year-old Child

The 150-year-old Child

Sunday, December 29, 2002
| Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Biogeneticists are playing in the gene pool to construct life spans that may be lengthened to 150-180 years. Some say that an infant alive today may still be living in 2150. Isaiah warns us, however, that living life is much more than living long.

She was on Good Morning America with journalist Diane Sawyer to show off her new look.

She had had a face lift, breast implants, Botox injections to smooth out the wrinkles, lip resculpting and a chemical peel. She had spent over seven hours in surgery, and the cost for all this body work was in excess of $25,000.

Phyllis Porter is 82 years old.

When questioned about the wisdom of getting all this work done at the age of 82, she said, "What difference does it make if you're 2 or 82? There was no point in waiting until I got any older - and I'm not getting any younger!"

No, Phyllis is not getting any younger, but life spans for the human race are getting longer.

Somewhere on earth - right now - is a child, born during the last 24 months, who will be alive 150 years from now, or maybe even longer.

Impossible? Not at all. Consider that the average human life span at the beginning of the 20th century was 49 years. Many women died at childbirth. Many children died of illness or accident. Many...

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