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ERIC Number: EJ166549
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Publication Date: 1977
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Our Allotted Lifetimes
Gould, Stephen Jay
Natural History, 86, 7, 34-41, Aug/Sep 77
It is suggested that measured by the internal clock of heartbeats or breathing, all mammals live a similar lifespan. This is based on the fact that mammals, regardless of size, breathe about 200 million times in their lifetime at a rate of 1 breath for every 4 heartbeats. (AJ)
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