X-Message-Number: 20135
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 09:30:52 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: More misconceptions pushed by the press


"A science magazine is offering one reader the chance to have their body
frozen after death in the hope that medical science will one day revive

We welcome the extra coverage the BBC is lending but please please get
the facts straight!

"Leading researchers have pooh-poohed the concept of "cryonics", in
which the whole body, or even just the head of a dead person, is plunged
into liquid nitrogen and put in a storage tank."

No wonder so called experts pooh pooh cryonics if this is how they view
the process, PLUNGED indeed!

"However, this has not prevented a steady stream of rich volunteers
prepared to pay thousands of dollars to book their place in the

Again the 'those antics of the extravagant loonie rich folk' meme, not
to menton the "body in a freezer" image. Someone needs to set the BBC
straight that one need not be rich to be involved in cryonics. This is
journalist herecy. It's slanting propaganda belying the attitude of the
author rather than cold hard fact reporting. Less than malignant more
than merely benign, shameful regardless.

Cryonics Institute of Michigan Member!
The Immortalist Society Member!
The Society for Venturism Member!

MY WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/~davidpascal/swayze/ While there
follow the links to photos of me and some of my artwork and a radio
interview on Dr.  J's ChangeSurfer Radio program with me and the father
of cryonics Prof.  Robert Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of
A RELIGION I actually recommend:
A FAVORITE quote: Last lines of the first Star Trek the Next Generation
Capt.  Picard: "What we leave behind is not as important as how we've
lived, after all Number One, we're only mortal."
Will Ryker: "Speak for yourself captain, I intend to live forever!"

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