X-Message-Number: 23998
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 15:40:45 +1000
From: Simon Carter <>
Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Mike Darwin
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:45:32 -0400
> From: 
> Subject: Happy Birthday, Mike Darwin
> Today, on the occasion of Mike Darwin's 49th (I think) birthday, I want to
> publicly wish him a Happy Birthday.

I'll second that Steve, "Happy Birthday!" Mike - and have many more this first
time around.

> While Mike has had his ups and downs in the cryonics community, we all
> owe him a big thanks for all of the work he has done in cryonics over
> the past 30 years.  Mike was the President of Alcor from 1982-1987
> and an Alcor employee for another four years after that.  If Mike
> had not energized Alcor in 1982, it might have remained forever
> a small discussion group.  Which might have meant no CryoNet,
> among many other developments over the years.
> Over his 30 years in cryonics, Mike directly brought in dozens of members,
> including me, who themselves brought in many other members and leaders.
> I met Mike at a science fiction club party in 1976 and have been at
> least waist-deep in cryonics ever since (and past my eyebrows more
> than once).  He remains one of the most interesting and inspirational
> people I have ever met.  And if we can get this life-saving enterprise
> to actually work, I will have the chance to be eternally (or at
> least, "indefinitely") grateful to him.

And I'll second that also. I hope to link up with you when I next visit the US,

Simon Carter

Brisbane, Australia

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