X-Message-Number: 19418
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 08:55:28 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #19413 - #19417

Hi again!

To David Stodolsky: 

If you spoke to a Union composed of "yuppies", then they probably were
not a representative set of people. Your comments are interesting,
nonetheless. As for representative, I note that they all tended to
be liberal and young. No truckdrivers with tattoos.

The trouble with trying to convince someone who DOESN'T want to live
for a long time is that at a minimum it will take a long time to 
convince them ... long enough that they may never live long enough
to be convinced. Given that a significant number of people already
say that they are interested, it's THOSE people who should be 
approached. That's what I think. Even if they are liberal yuppies,
if they want immortality they should get it!

And as for Ted Williams:

I am not a baseball fan and never have been, but today the news
in Australia (where some people do play baseball, even though
the main sport is cricket), concerned the death of Ted Williams.
However the family feud about "cryogenics" was never mentioned.
(It wasn't the only news item, but it was a news item. There was
another one, a bit more prominent, about a British destroyer 
that ran onto a reef off an Australian island, and some other
things too). If his son succeeds in suspending him, they might
even report that. If I were his son, the easiest legal path
might be to just suspend his head, as Alcor allows but CI does
not. Then he could tell others that he wanted to preserve the
brain of one of the best baseball hitters in history, for
future examination. Is the argument basically over, now, or
could any real cryonicist contact the son about what to do?

		Best wishes and long long life,

			Thomas Donaldson

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