Aliens visited Earth quite often until cameras came along.
There is a reasonable question to be asked after reading The theory of little scars: why didn’t nature make the human body powerful enough to beat these scars? After all, most people die due to their organisms deteriorating.
Well, nature isn’t perfect. Our species was given intelligence, but not immunity to scars. Hydras were given immunity to scars, but not an anus.
The vitriolic scars annihilating our species must be counteracted.
Sometimes the world finds out about a famous person’s death. “Died from age”, the reporters say. I don’t understand how someone in their right mind can say such a thing. Age is just a number that shows how old the person is. It doesn’t impact anything directly but the amount of candles on a cake.
The more one lives, the more one has experienced—good and bad. By having a paper cut on my finger I might have let a couple of dangerous bacteriae into my body—nothing excruciating—but many such cuts are lethal. So is the story for any other disease.
People don’t die from age, they die from many little scars that pile up over time.