X-Message-Number: 22888
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:37:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Christine Gaspar <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #22872 - #22881


Regarding what was written by David Pizer:

There is a happy medium here. I certainly don't want to live "just a little 
longer". On the other hand, trying to present cryonics to non-cryonicists, 
requires a measure of care and common sense. It is difficult enough to sound 
logical to those who lack the imagination and foresight to see for themselves 
what a good idea cryonics is. To add the fact that one wants to live forever, I 
think tips the balance towards the absurd, when being filtered through the ears 
of a skeptic. I think it is truthful, and realistic enough sounding to state 
that I want to live as long as I possibly can, and I want a measure of choice 
and control over my fate, rather than being the victim of nature and bad 

Christine Gaspar

#22878: A Perfect Example [David Pizer]

For quite some time there has been this trend by some cryonicists to try to 
soft-petal the prospect of physical immortality. Most of us who are signed up 
for cryonics want physical immortality not just to live a little longer. But 
some of us (not me) are afraid that if we state what we honestly want - physical
immortality - we will look worse to non-cryonicists then if we just say 
something like "Oh we just want cryonics so we can live a little longer, and 
then we will be happy to die and be dead forever."


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