X-Message-Number: 10629
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 15:38:41 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Biblical reference; CR

Thomas Donaldson, #10620

>But in any case, if I understand the New Testament properly, didn't
>Christ tell his disciples not just to go out and spread the word 
>about Christianity, but to also raise the dead?

Yes. The passage is Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, RAISE
THE DEAD ..." (emphasis added).

2nd Topic, about calorie restriction (and I consider this relevant to this
forum, because it has to do with a possible strategy to escape having to be
frozen, or survive until better freezing methods are available):

It seems that CR increases maximum lifespan of mice--which means it might
work for humans too. CR-mice live longer than controls, maximum as well as
average. However, I've seen the claim that wild mice are naturally CR. Thus
the "improvement" in lifespans that is seen amounts to the proposition that
non-CR lab mice, who can have all they care to eat, don't diet right and
thus *shorten* what is already their "natural" lifespan, if we factor out
predation and diseases. One reference on this is *Lifespan* by Thomas Moore,
p. 252 (Simon & Schuster, 1993), which cites NIA's Barry Cutler. I'd be
interested in more information or comments.

Mike Perry

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