X-Message-Number: 23379
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 07:38:19 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: For Paul Wakfer & others interested

Again, for Paul Wakfer:

I will be very brief here in my reply. For cryonics the important thing
is that we get suspended when for any reason nothing helpful can be
done for us at that time. Why define life or death at all? Why is such
a definition important? The important thing is that a patient is suspended
rather than declared "dead" and then cremated, buried, or thrown into
the ocean. Of course I mean these questions for Paul Wakfer, but I put
them on Cryonet because they may interest others than Paul on Cryonet.

To put the question another way: the important question facing us is
that of whether to suspend someone or not. Right now they must have
been "declared dead" by the proper authorities for us to do that at 
all, but that's (looking longterm) a temporary condition. SO, forgetting
our current problems, what condition of a person justifies their 

                   Best wishes and long long life to all,

                         Thomas Donaldson

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