X-Message-Number: 2502
From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
Subject: CRYONICS: re: cryonics: #2501
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1993 20:15:03 -0800 (PST)


This is Thomas Donaldson, with a few comments.

1. Yes, sugar was tried as a cryoprotectant. Sugar (sucrose) does affect the
formation of ice. It didn't work.

2. Now that you have had your fun with cryonics, just what do YOU plan to
do in the future? Please answer: do you wish to be buried or cremated? And
if you have an alternative that too would be interesting. Have you made your
arrangements in advance? Do you have a will? Before our conditions come to
burial, of course, we pass through a stage of helplessness. Have you made
plans so that you won't starve or suffer other unnecessary hardship when,
say, you come down with Alzheimer's Disease, or Parkinson's Disease, or 
simply start having multiple strokes? What do you want done with you in that
case? Of course if you simply wish to commit suicide when (not if!) things
get that bad, I do hope you are involved in the action needed to let others
help you do so ... since after all you won't be physically able to do it

It seems to me that your list of approaches excluded one, which is the most
popular of all. Its called IGNORONICS, and consists of deliberately remaining
ignorant of these problems on the theory that if we don't think abut them
they won't happen.
		Best wishes for the Season,
			Thomas Donaldson

Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=2502