X-Message-Number: 15755
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 06:41:06 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: recent cryonets

Hi everyone again!

Some comments re the Cryonet which begins with Msg #15747.

Unfortunately, the arguments over whose method is best continue.
Cryobiology has lots of byways to get to the same place; I would not be
surprized if in the end each society works out a method which works.
Some may take longer than others, but that's not the point.

The piece by Mark Plus turns out to be disappointing, at least to me.
First, it's very unlikely that our hippocampus stores all our memories
permanently, while the work seems to look only at the hippocampus. Not
only that, but even the hippocampus does not play a role in the storage
of all kinds of memory. I am not claiming that the work of these 
scientists is useless, at all. It may help in special conditions. 
However the major concern of cryonics is the recovery of memory from
suspension patients, and this work has at best rather distant
relationship to that problem. Why Mark Plus doesn't look at other
sources I do not know... and I am not referring here to PERIASTRON
(which is after all just my choice of which developments are worth
writing about for one issue) but to all the many journals on how our
brain works, at all the different levels. 

Sure, I'd be glad if he were a subscriber, but that's not the problem
I am raising here.

		Best wishes and long long life for all,

			Thomas Donaldson

PS: If you wish I will send you my sources for the statements I make
here... the scientific statements, about how our brain works. Or doesn't.

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