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From:  var s1 = "Edd111"; var s2 = "aol.com"; var s3 = s1 + "@" + s2; document.write("<a href='mailto:" + s3 + "'>" + s3 + "</a>");
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 10:46:12 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #19102 - #19108

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In a message dated 5/18/02 2:00:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
var s1 = "owner-cryonet"; var s2 = "cryonet.org"; var s3 = s1 + "@" + s2; document.write("<a href='mailto:" + s3 + "'>" + s3 + "</a>");  writes:

> Brett Bellmore, #19099:
>
> >Regarding their dismissal of immortality... It's reasonable, given what we
> >currently believe about physics. "Immortality" means that you live
> forever,
> >that nothing can kill you. And yet, we live in a statistical universe, and
> >arbitrarilly violent events can occur, with comparably low probability.
> Any
> >finite probability, however low, must eventually integrate to unity with
> the
> >passage of finite time. Living for an infinite period of time IS
> impossible.
>
> I totally disagree.  If the probability of all the air in the room you are
currently breathing in migrates to one corner of the room, rendering you
anoxic, has a probability of 1 in 10 -12, I don't think that after a trillion
years, the probability approaches unity.  It may have a probability much
greater than 1 in 10-12 in that many years (say 1 in 1 billion?) but to say
it will eventually have a probability, say of > .99, is simply not true.

Therefore, living forever or 'near forever' may indeed be possible.  Although
the probability of being 'hit' by an accident, interstellar violence, etc.
will always increase with advancing age, given intelligence and knowledge,
and foresight of how to avoid these mishaps could theoretically keep the
probability of a 'lightening strike' very, very low.

Ed

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