X-Message-Number: 13489
From: "George Smith" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: CI going head only
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 11:03:36 -0700

I hope not.  We need at least one cryonics organization which avoids the
popular social drawbacks of the neuro option as a policy.  If the peasants
start rallying with torches to bring down Frankenstein's laboratory in the
castle, the head-only approach will be a prime target and potential rallying
point for their propaganda.  I doubt this will happen but then I never
expected the USSR to vanish either!

CI's commitment to only whole body preservations also remains sensible as it
still costs less than half what the ALCOR neuro's do.

Finally there is the (probably correct) assumption that the human
personality resides only in the brain.  Though that makes sense to me also,
it is especially nice to cover your bases with more body than just brain.

George Smith

> Message #13483
> Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 18:47:28 -0700
> From: Peter Christiansen <>
> Subject: Question for CI
> Why does CI not provide neuro suspension prepation and storage,  and is
> there any chance they might change their positon on this matter in the
> future?
> Peter Christiansen

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