Age Wise

Is Aging a Disease or a Natural Process?

Mystery, stigma, and dreams of immortality fuel a debate that just won’t die

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
9 min readMar 31, 2022

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Image: Unsplash/Ozan Safak

Philosophers have argued for millennia whether aging is a natural process or a disease to be cured. The debate — gaining fresh vigor in recent years with advances in understanding disease causes even while science still can’t…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB