The latest Discover magazine (May 2001 pg.16) has an interview with
evolutionary biologist Michael Rose. He has engineered an enormous
increase in lifespan and vigor in fruitflies - a real demonstration
of understanding the aging problem and fixing it. He says:
"Aging just isn't some God-given inevitable thing. It is something
you can change and control"
In regard to people being opposed to doing away with aging on
religious grounds, he says "I am all for those people dying"(!).
I don't think opposition to anti-aging has much of a future
if its proponents die off and its opponents decide to live!