Do you have any opinions as to what are the factors that determine the average life span of different species?
If you accept the basic principles of Darwin’s Natural Selection Theory (which tends to make sense to me), why is it the expected max lifespan of Amazon parrots is about 104 years while the expected max lifespan of African Grey parrots is only about 73 years and the expected max lifespan of canaries is only 24 years? The following link shows a chart of the Expected Maximum Life Span of Various Animals:
The real question I’d like to ask is why is it that this Giant Seychelles Tortise has lived for 183 years? What could the factors possibly be that enable Giant Tortises to live so long? The following link is a story about the oldest living animal on earth. It’s a Giant Seychelles Tortise that is 183 years old.
I would think that if there is a “Creator”, They would have some reasons why certain animals are designed to live longer than others and maybe we can learn some lessons from the lifestyles of these animals to enable us to live longer?