X-Message-Number: 10464
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:41:31 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #10460 - #10463

To Charles Platt:
My apologies for not noticing the numbers in your periodical. I should
have listed Cryocare also. 

As for the other things, there HAS been an increase in the total number
of cryonicists. It has continued ever since cryonics societies began. 
This tells me that even if current efforts fail, for one or another
reason, our ability to support research will increase and eventually
that research will be sufficient to produce far better suspensions. I
say this not because I think that current efforts will fail, but 
because the world is full of unpleasant surprises. Naturally I hope that
we won't get such an unpleasant surprise!

To Saul Kent:
I too wish to invest in 21st Century Medicine and await the time when
that becomes possible. But investments by their nature are chancy, and
I would invest not because I expect to make money but because I want 
the scientific foundations of cryonics to become far stronger than they
are now. 

That is really the point. Whether or not we think someone with 200 
million dollars should invest in cryonics, it's quite clear that most
do not. We should not make our plans on the assumption that larger
numbers of cryonicists will suddenly decide to put more of their money
into research.

And if investment in cryonics actually provides me with financial 
rewards, I'd certainly welcome them. But I confess that I do not 
evaluate my other investments by the same criteria as those I use for
investment in cryonics.

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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