X-Message-Number: 10249 Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 03:24:27 +0000 From: Kennita Watson <> Subject: Re: How about taking that stuff elsewhere? References: <> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit From: Peggy Moore <>: Subject: How about taking that stuff elsewhere? References: <> > First of all, thank you, Kennita (#10234), for your light interjection. It > made my day. Glad to be of service :-) . > I have been watching cryonet for several months now and have seen threads > go up and down about why cryonics is not catching on very fast and other > threads about esoteric mathematical concepts that cannot be of interest > to many and are most certainly not particularly relevant to main stream > cryonics. Am I alone in seeing a possible connection here? A while back, I went to dinner with a group of Alcor meeting attendees. As I recall, of the eight people at the table, six of them had degrees in mathematics, most of them Ph.D.'s. > I don't think one needs to be conversant in mathematical formal systems > nor the ins and outs of Goedel's theorem to participate in the cryonics > community. But it may be necessary to an appreciation of cryonics as currently presented. (There are better and more useful things to say about that, but I got tired of rewriting and it's after 3 and I want to go to bed.) > BTW, I am a member of Alcor and have a degree in Mathematics, [I must pause for a laugh here] > so am not disinterested. I'm just tired and bored with the irrelevant > wrangling that I have to sift through here. Perhaps not so irrelevant. Maybe we need to listen to some non-mathematically-minded cryonicists (how many are there?) tell more about their interest in cryonics, and look at getting our message out in different language. Cheers, Kennita (MSCS from MIT/Stanford, maeaning I've studied calculus, logic, probability, and linear algebra -- not quite a degree in mathematics, but enough that I doun't count as "non-mathematically-minded" by any means) Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=10249