Faster, Stronger, Better

In regard to your article on scientists living longer,1 could it be that scientists are just tougher all round? A similar argument (with apologies to those who are married) might explain why married people live longer than singles: They are just tougher; the less tough can't stand marriage and become (or stay) single.

Leonard X. Finegold
Physics Department
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pa.

1. S. Sanides, "Researchers find key to long life: Doing research," The Scientist, 17[17]:51, Sept. 8, 2003.

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