Extreme Longevity, at least in lyrics.

Extreme Longevity for Humans -is it Possible?

Extreme Longevity for Humans -is it Possible? George and Ira Gershwin bring up the subject in their opera, Porgy and Bess. I quote Ira Gershwin’s  lyrics from It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls dat livin’
When no gal will give in
To no man what’s nine hundred years ?

It’s fun to speculate. This is true- be it for thoughts or gold. Both can be immensely satisfying. That being said, I have a source for this blog: Physicist Aryeh Kaplan in “The Book of Creation.” As a matter of fact, he was the youngest physicist ever employed by the United States government.

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Kaplan uses cycles of seven to explain longevity. See page 189 in this book.

jubilee year Archives – DSO Works

Extreme Longevity

Kaplan explains cycles of seven in cosmic timing. For example, the 1st Temple stood for 410 years. During this period Israel observed seven jubilees. The extended jubilee period  lasts 49,000 years. Seven such periods lasts 343,000 years. These are divine years. A Divine Year lasts 365,250 earthly years. Based on these statistics we have:

  • The total time between the initial expansion and collapse of the Universe is 125,287,500,000 years. Kaplan states this figure is very close to scientific speculation. That corresponds to approximately 125 billion years.
  • Using this computation, eventually human life span will be expanded to the order of eighty million years!  Certainly, Ira Gershwin’s lyrics would have to be rewritten: No gal will give in to no man what’s eighty million years.

Christmas and the 7 x 7 Number Square – DSO Works

My contribution to the topic of sevens includes the 7 primary number squares. I believe at one time they structured a lost Golden Age of peace and plenty. Primary planetary number squares were  numbered from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9.

The first Christians were not insensitive to number seven. Add all the numbers (1-49)  in the 7 x 7 number square. They total 1225. It so happens that 12/25 is Christmas Day. Check out my internal link to read more. Please feel free to share.


Golden Anniversary Number
This 7 x 7 square defines the Jubilee year. It was once ascribed to Venus. Any two opposite numbers total 50.