X-Message-Number: 10240
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 10:46:25 +0100
From:  (John de Rivaz)
Subject: Re: banned in some countries, and Resurrection Myths

In article: <>  
> Message #10229
> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 17:37:47 +0530
> From: Drew Skyfyre <>
> Subject: banned in some countries: say what ?
> John de Rivaz wrote :
> >In some countries, such as the Canadian provice of British Columbia, and 
> >also France, the end game has already started with the authorities simply 
> >banning cryonics.
> Sheesh, John, c'est incroyable ! Is this true ? I can't understand why.

The reason is making money and obtaining positions of power. Both these 
bans have been discussed on Cryonet before, but I know there are people 
resident in these countries who read Cryonet, so maybe they have something 
to add.

> Message #10234
> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 08:31:59 -0700
> From: Rand Simberg <>
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #10222 - #10228
> References: <>
> So, are you arguing that Christianity is derivable from our general need 
> for survival and flourishing (i.e., in the absence of any knowledge about
> Christianity, one could predict it from general human physical needs), or 
> are you arguing that Christianity is not a "human value"?  If the former,
> please show me such a derivation, or if the latter, please "prove" it.
I don't know whether it helps, but there have been other unconnected 
religions based aound a resurrection myth. One appeared in ancient Egypt, 
and the Elvis religion appeared in modern times. It is possible that a 
similar religion may appear around Diana, Princess of Wales, although I have 
not seen any reports yet.  

The point I am making is that the concept of a resurrection myth is 
fulfilling a deep human need. If cryonics does not work, it may be seen by 
future historians as a similar phenomenum. If it does work, then it will 
replace fantasy with reality, and the needs for resurrection myths will go, 
just as have needs for myths about flying, for example.

Sincerely,     * Longevity Report:  http://www.longevb.demon.co.uk/lr.htm
John de Rivaz  * Fractal Report:    http://www.longevb.demon.co.uk/fr.htm
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