[GRG] Off Topic: A Humorous Easter Message

To Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology
Research Group:Off Topic:
A humorous message at Easter… — Steve Coles

Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from
the thought
that even God’s omniscience and omnipotence did not extend to His own
children…
According to Genesis, after creating Heaven and Earth, God chose
to create Adam
and Eve (in His image).
And the first thing He said was ‘DON’T!’
‘Don’t what?’ Adam asked.
‘Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,’ God commanded.
‘Forbidden fruit? Do we even have forbidden fruit? Eve, do we
have any forbidden fruit?’

‘No Way !’
‘Yes way!’
‘Do NOT eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge!’ instructed God.

‘Why not?’
‘Because I am your Father and I said so!’ God replied, wondering why
He hadn’t stopped
creation after making mice, rats, and other assorted creatures.

A few minutes later, God saw His children eating a forbidden apple.
He  was really upset! 
‘Didn’t I specifically prohibit you from eating from the Tree of
Knowledge?’ God asked.
‘Uh huh,’ Adam replied.
‘Then why did you?’ asked God, the Father.
‘It was Eve, she made me,’ Adam said.
‘The serpent tempted me,’ said Eve.
Having had it with both of them, God’s punishment was that Adam and
Eve should
be compelled to have children of their own with the pain of
childbirth for the woman.
They were evicted from the Garden of Eden.  He subsequently
posted an Archangel
with a flashing and flaming sword at the Eastern Gate lest they
attempt to sneak back
into the Garden and eat from the second tree, thereby gaining
immortal life, and so
become like Us! (Note the curious plural pronoun, the only time that
God spoke of
Himself like that in the Bible).

Thus, the pattern was set, and it has not changed so
far.

Is there a Western Gate that was inadvertently left unguarded? — Steve
ColesL. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder
Los Angeles Gerontology Research GroupURL:
http://www.grg.org
E-mail: scoles@grg.orgE-mail:
scoles@ucla.edu

About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse biological aging and age related decline for more years of healthy living. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Aging Intervention Foundation (dba for Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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