discussion: the title my stance: I definitely do believe immortality can actually be achieved, geneticists/biologists already know the factors on why lifeforms die. reason: 1.) teleromeres, which are the ends of our dna which do not replicate and cannot repair themselves. every time a cell divides the teleromere shortens. over the course of a lifeform's life the teleromeres shorten so much that they begin to fall apart which is where apoptosis begins and the cell is destroyed to prevent problems. Due to this process of cell division, a copy of a copy of a copy eventually goes far away from the original cell incarnation, and thus we have one of the causes of aging reason: 2.) oxidation , which is the process of of oxygen electrons creating free radicals which has a negative physical effect on the electrons surround it. which usually lead to decay which is another major factor in human aging if we could repair the damage done to teleromeres over the course of one's life, which is indeed possible and reverse the decay done by oxidation, then humans would not age and therefore would be immortal to an extent. (ofc drowning, life threatening injuries , shock, ect can still kills us) opinions?