X-Message-Number: 22499
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:08:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Michael Price and John Bull

Michael Price says he is quitting cryonics membership for
some of the reasons I mentioned. But my post simply described
some theories I have about rapid turnover among cryonics
personnel. I don't regard this as a reason to quit, and
I certainly don't share Michael's belief that life extension
vitamins are a substitute for cryonics. Also I continue to
believe that Alcor offers the best chance for future
resuscitation, because of its standby system and
vitrification solution.

John Bull asks why employee/volunteer turnover has been more
rapid at Alcor than at CI, and suggests that it's a bad idea
to pay people. John ignores the difference in procedures
between the organizations. Alcor does standby work which is
stressful and expensive; this requires more help than is
available on an unpaid basis, and has been a factor causing
people to burn out. Also I believe that generally speaking, a
paid person is less likely to quit than an unpaid volunteer.

--Charles Platt

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