X-Message-Number: 2542
From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
Subject: CRYONICS Re: Funding Research
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 21:52:13 -0800 (PST)

Me again!

I must point out about Edgar Swank's message that I got my facts quite wrong
about the relationships of Biopreservation and 21st Century Medicine. I did
NOT give any money to Biopreservation. And in a previous message, I apologized
for my error, especially since it implied conclusions which I do not hold and
do not which to imply. And I REPEAT that apology for anyone who was not
listening the first time.

While it is true that I am quite unhappy with the response of the cryonics
community to requests for funds for research, people like Mike and Paul 
do NOT fall under the class of cryonicists with whom I am unhappy. Not only
that, but I believe that work on brain vitrification should take very high
priority for funding by cryonicists --- not because of its social effects,
but because it will save their LIVES. And of all cryonicists, Mike Darwin
has come forward the strongest in favor of brain vitrification.

Come on, guys. Do you REALLY want your brains to end up full of small cracks,
with the cracked pieces moved just enough to make it problematic whether you
can be revived? Is that really your goal in all these preparations? In terms
of behavior, to an outsider it looks like that is exactly your goal.

Best to all, and long long lives,
	Thomas Donaldson

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