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Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates « Gravity and Levity

Via Marignal Revolution (it has a blog)
What do you think are the odds that you will die during the next year? Try to put a number to it — 1 in 100? 1 in 10,000? Whatever it is, it will be twice as large 8 years from now. This startling fact was first noticed by the British actuary Benjamin Gompertz in 1825 and is now called the “Gompertz Law of human mortality.”