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Subject: Re: cryonics #206 - Neuro Option Information Wanted
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Rather than argue that cloning a new bod for your neuropreserved head
is easy (Which I can't) I would argue that it is *easier* than fixing
damage done to your head and brain by current cryonic techniques.  
While we don't think the information loss is unrecoverable, the damage
is wide spread, and on a number of scales.  At the grossest level, we
have cracking.  This results in little information loss, but will
require nerve splicing or the equal to fix.  At much finer (cell level)
we have displacement by ice crystal formation of many structures
known to be important.  All have to be put back where they were, not
to mention reversing the damage done by aging and whatever killed
you in the first place.  By comparison, it is my judgement that knitting
a new body off the stump of the neck is certainly a lesser task.  If you
have doubts, and many do, go whole body.  The cost is not all that much
more.  Keith Henson

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