Talk:Reliability theory of aging and longevity

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Not a "theory"[edit]

If the article is kept at AfD, it needs to be moved as this is obviously not a theory but a hypothesis. I know most people confound the two, but a theory comes close to established fact (i.e., evolution, relativity, and such), whereas a hypothesis is more tentative. --Randykitty (talk) 14:55, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Response: In peer reviewed literature this is called "The reliability theory..." (J Theor Biol. 2001 Dec 21;213(4):527-45. The reliability theory of aging and longevity). The status as a theory has been accepted by the professional community and not challenged in subsequent publications in the field. The theory status is justified.-- 17:40, 14 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
Yep, most people confound the two... --Randykitty (talk) 18:03, 14 December 2014 (UTC)


This has been filed as a copyvio of The original contributing user (Gavrilov appears to be the author of the source work, and I have messaged this user to see if we can do anything to assist.

In the meantime I shall be rewriting the article at a new page to include the source material and other references in a fair manner. Should anyone else wish to contribute without wanting to get directly involved in the editing, please feel free to reply below or message me if you wish. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 12:02, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

A few days have passed since you wrote this, Sasuke Sarutobi. I've now gone ahead and removed all copyright violation (please see below) and made a short stub here. I've also removed the over-long Further reading list from the page; if you do decide to work on this you can access that through the article history; however I have also requested rev-deletion of the history, so it may not be available for long (it might be an idea to copy it if you think it might be useful to you). Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 14:31, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I have contacted the author (, and have given him options regarding his source material, as he himself was the original contributor to this page. Once I have his response I will proceed to either re-write the text so as to not infringe on his copyright or restore the material after he has properly given permission per wikipedia policies found here Mabidex (talk) 16:17, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps, Mabidex, you mean that you will do one of those things if there is editor consensus that either of them is appropriate? I would suggest as an alternative that only that content which is supported by independent reliable sources be added to the page. This page appears to have started out as an WP:AUTOBIOGRAPHY Wikipedia:Self-promotion; that doesn't mean it needs to be kept that way. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 20:20, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Relevant to biology but not so much to Reliability engineering etc[edit]

Placing a category for every word in the article is not good idea WP:OVERCAT. Please remove Category:Systems theory and Category:Reliability engineering or provide better alternatives or extent article to cover systems topics, because this article is misplaced. Ushkin N (talk) 17:26, 29 July 2016 (UTC)