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2.5: Theory 4- Wear-and-Tear Theory

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    • The wear and tear theory of aging was first introduced by Dr. August Weismann, a German biologist, in 1882.
      • It is very logical because it is what happens to the nonliving things that people observe around them (i.e. components of an aging car break due to repeated use).
    • Cells and tissues have vital parts that wear out resulting in aging.
      • Parts of the body eventually wear out from repeated use killing the parts and then the body.

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    • Theory 4: Wear-and-Tear Theory. Authored by: Kelly, Jessica. Provided by: Herkimer College. Located at: NA. Project: AtD Course. License: CC BY: Attribution

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