What is it about?
We show that the upper limit of human lifespan differs across human populations, and is rapidly increasing. This paper is also a refutation of the claim that human lifespan is generally limited to below 110 years: we show this claim is based on very poor attempts to conduct log-linear regression, and is deeply flawed.
Why is it important?
This paper is an important response to claims that human lifespan is reaching an unbreakable limit. More importantly, it provides an empirical basis for studying the environmental factors that determine the upper limit of human lifespan (as opposed to the mean or the observed maximum).
The following have contributed to this page: Saul J Newman and Professor Simon Easteal
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