X-Message-Number: 24827
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:03:30 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #24805 - #24811

For R. Mike Perry:

You have interesting things and in a sense comforting things to say
about Bob Nelson, who was once thought of by many as a cryonics ogre.

As for pain, death, failure, and all those other things, life is not
easy and may never be, even if we eliminate aging and death from
our lives. We're all engaged in a continuous struggle against
entropy, and any slip will kill us. Or as the quotation at the
start of TALES OF SKASTOWE says, "God made the world from his
delight in pain and the cold darkness that it brings. And he set
the world in motion towards cold and dark everywhere."

And yes, I hope that Bob Nelson can someday be suspended, too.  The
number of new ideas that spring into the world completely polished
and fully understood in all their implications is (and I think 
always will be) ZERO. Cryonics is the same.

          Best wishes and long long life for all,

                Thomas Donaldson

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