X-Message-Number: 20018
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 09:34:20 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #20013 - #20017

For David Stodolsky:

I'm glad to see that you're still interested in cryonics, despite
your distance from cryonics centers. 

As for the monk, it sounds at best as a form of embalming. That's
fine if you want your body to stay around after your self is gone.
As for starvation, the intent is not to preserve one's body directly
by that means, but to be preserved by cryonic suspension rather than
autopsied. I believe I have already explained the legal problem 
which it "solves", right now so far as it could be solved.

		Best and long long life to all,

			Thomas Donaldson

PS: I say embalming because no one seems to have dissected part (even
a small and unnoticeable part) of this Zen monk to see how well 
his brain was preserved. That would only take a wide needle inserted
into the brain, and pulled out to examine the cells, just as brain
tumors are examined now.

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