X-Message-Number: 11005
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Cracking, vitrification, and information
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 23:14:17 +1100 (EST)

Hi everyone!

Clearly I may never get to see the messages past the PGP entry by Mr.
Clark. Sorry.

As for cracking, the real problem may come from differences in
temperature, which should be smaller the slower a brain is cooled down. 
As for solutions vitrifying at CO2 temperatures, I'd be very interested in
what such temperatures do the biochemistry of the cells. They may be too
high, even though the cells would be in a glassy state. (Sorry, but I 
still haven't got tapes of those talks, so I may be completely off the 
wall here). Wouldn't it be better to find solutions which vitrify at 
LOWER temperatures?

And finally, for one other question raised by Mr. Platt: some of us are
interested in theoretical discussions because for a long time there wasn't
anything BUT theoretical discussions. And I personally would be eager to 
do more than just contribute money to the work by 21st Century Medicine,
but life events keep pulling me away from that. Perhaps some of the others
who so incessantly discuss theory feel the same way. 

And if you don't like us uselessly spinning our wheels that way, one way
to help would be to at least give us information so that we might come up
with useful thoughts relevant to the experiments which are going on.

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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