X-Message-Number: 11928
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 14:01:31 -0700
From: Richard Gillmann <>
Subject: Re: Promoting cryonics using books

At 05:00 AM 6/6/99 -0400, John de Rivaz wrote:
>I wonder if it is a good idea to promote cryonics to someone by giving them 
>a series of books, and I put the idea up for discussion. Anyone tried it? 
>Has it worked? What books are best?
>As starters, books like
>The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

An excellent idea!  Thanks to your suggestion, I've started reading
the Sagan book.

Here's my suggestion for another volume to add to the list:

The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

Published in 1974, Prof. Becker won the Pulitzer Prize for this book.
He shows how the terror of death leads to denial on a vast basis.
While he doesn't cover cryonics itself, he does show how people fool
themselves into thinking they don't have to worry about their own deaths.
A fantastic book - one of the best I've read in recent years.

Richard Gillmann                    http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Issaquah, WA (USA)                  

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