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Recent science news suggests that our days are numbered. Our hearts begin to beat sooner than scientists had thought, Medical Xpress says, but quickly notes that humans get a normal limit of about 3 billion heartbeats – some more, some less. To find out about the onset of heartbeats, the British Heart Association studied mouse embryos. Extrapolating their measurements to human gestation, they think the human heart begins beating just 16 days after conception. “Previously, it was thought that the heart started to contract a stage later, when the heart appears as a linear tube,” the article says, so this is a dramatic finding. The heart is the first organ to form during pregnancy. It will beat for many years—but not forever.To see the obligatory homage to evolution, the article in context, and then get the real answer, click on "Man’s Days Are Numbered".
But “When, and why, must we die?” PhysOrg wonders. The author of this article gives a common evolutionary explanation:
Secular scientists are trying to determine why our lives have a limited number of years. Evolution does not give them an explanation, but our Creator has provided it.