Why Don’t we Have Greater Uniformity Among Fitness Traits Around the World?

Productive Life, Herd Life, Lifespan, Survival – it seems almost every country uses a different name. Who knew there were so many ways to refer to longevity; and that’s just looking at the English-speaking countries! Wouldn’t it be easier for people to understand if all countries just used the term Longevity? Well, maybe there are good reasons for the continued use of this full array of names that generally refer to how long an animal is expected to live. There are in fact both pros and cons to having a more internationally standardized use of terminology.

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