X-Message-Number: 10040
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 23:12:01 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #10011 - #10018

Hi everyone!

As you've probably figured out, I've been away from Cryonet for
a while, and I'm now catching up.

To Mr. Skrecky: I don't think you've answered my question. Lots of 
college students come from families and backgrounds that could 
easily afford life insurance policies. Sure, someone from a poor
background attending college on a scholarship would have trouble,
but hardly everyone. So (in your opinion) why do even those students
who have and can afford insurance not get interested in cryonics.

To Saul Kent: OK, I apologize if I mistook your opinion about what
was required for people to sign up. I will add, though, that if 
those who sign up simply want to see signs of scientific progress
towards our goal, then that does not require reversible suspensions.
It DOES require us to be working toward reversible suspensions, but
that's not the same.

As for the effect of working out how to reversibly suspend patients,
I've already discussed that on Cryonet. So here is a question for
you: rather than simply "a big increase in recruitment" can you be
more specific as to just what level of increase we'll get? I will
happily agree that reversible suspensions will increase recruitment,
but doubt that the effect will greatly increase the exponent in 
our current rate of growth. (As I understand it, Alcor continues
to grow; the Institute does not release statistics, nor does ACS.
It would be useful to everyone to know growth rates of the different
societies. And as for Alcor, which gives its membership numbers in
every issue of CRYONICS, the growth continues).

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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