X-Message-Number: 24977
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 12:28:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ImmInst Book - Ready
From: "Bruce J. Klein" <>

Dear Fellow Cryonetters,

ImmInst's first book is now available for from Amazon ($22).


Hat's off the the ImmInst Editing team for their more than
one year of work and all volunteer effort to narrow down
more than 100 essay submissions to 19.

I hope you buy two, one for yourself and one for a friend as a
holiday gift.  All proceeds are donated to ImmInst.org in support
of its mission - conquer the blight of involuntary death.

Bruce Klein
Chair, ImmInst.org

--Press Release

New Book:

"The Scientific Conquest of Death"

The Immortality Institute (ImmInst.org), a 501c3 non-profit educational
organization, has brought together nineteen scientists, doctors and
philosophers to share their perspective on what may be the most
significant scientific development that humanity has ever faced   the
eradication of aging and mortality.

Titled  The Scientific Conquest of Death - Essays on Infinite Lifespans, 
this anthology is both a gentle introduction to the multitude of
cutting-edge scientific developments, and a thoughtful, multidisciplinary
discussion of the ethics, politics and philosophy behind the scientific
conquest of death.

Essays included (296 pages):

  Biological Immortality - Michael Rose, Ph.D.
  The War on Aging - Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.
  The Dream of Elixir Vitae - Jo o Pedro de Magalh es, Ph.D.
  Therapeutic Cloning - Michael D. West, Ph.D.
  Nanomedicine - Robert A. Freitas Jr., J.D.
  Human Body Version 2.0 - Raymond Kurzweil, Ph.D.
  Progress Toward Cyberimmortality - William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D.
  Will Robots Inherit the Earth? - Marvin Minsky, Ph.D.
  Medical Time Travel: A Question of Science - Brian Wowk, Ph.D.
  Some Ethical and Theological Considerations - Brad F. Mellon, Ph.D.
  Superlongevity without Overpopulation - Max More, Ph.D.
  Upsetting the Natural Order - Mike Treder
  The Self-Defeating Fantasy - Eric S. Rabkin, Ph.D.
  Time Consciousness in Very Long Life - Manfred Clynes, Ph.D.
  Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist - Shannon Vyff
  Some Problems with Immortalism - Ben Best
  An Introduction to Immortalist Morality - Marc Geddes
  Should We Fear Death? - Russell Blackford, Ph.D.
  Who Wants To Live Forever? - Nick Bostrom, Ph.D.

All profits donated to the Immortality Institute in support of its mission
- conquer the blight of involuntary death.

ISBN: 9875611352 Price: $22

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