X-Message-Number: 19397
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 05:53:16 -0400
From: Robin Helweg-Larsen <>
Subject: attitude quiz

For Scott Badger:

Regarding the question in your attitude quiz,

Q19. Being frozen is no guarantee that I will be revived someday, but I
know my chances are zero if I am buried or cremated.

I feel this contains a hidden key.  The question is complicated by the
number of possible areas of disagreement.  I could disagree because:
a) I am (virtually) certain I will be cryonically revived; or
b) I believe in a physical Resurrection; or
c) "I" (my soul) will continue to exist, or will be revived after
physical death.

I think these are worth teasing out into separate questions.

My sense of the Survey was that it didn't allow participants to
comfortably acknowledge their belief in a soul, and had an element of
trying to convince them of the merits of cryonics rather than
dispassionately assessing their attitudes and opinions.

However, I thank you for the Survey!  I personally agree with the
overall findings, and I would be interested to see how much shift there
has been in attitude in the intervening couple of years.  I suspect that
cryonics is becoming a main-stream concept (if not accepted as
personally appropriate, or humanly possible) in tandem with cloning.

Could you do an updated Survey with the same group?

Robin HL

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