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Old 10-20-2016, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Wendell Wagner View Post
The average life expectancy in the period 1750 to 1800 was 36. The average life expectancy at present is 78. So, yeah, people live a lot longer on average:
Actually, life expectancy figures from the past are skewed by child mortality, and women dying in childbirth. If you survived your childhood during the late 1700's, early 1800's, you weren't expected to die in your thirties. People commonly did live into their sixties and seventies.

Even the Bible's Psalm 90:10 says "The days of our years are three score years and ten" which is seventy years.