X-Message-Number: 25930
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 11:25:44 -0500
From: Joseph Bloch <>
Subject: Re: The CryoMouse Prize
References: <>

I think this is a wonderful idea, and too long overdue.

To those looking for ideas on how to market cryonics, I believe the best 
way to do so is to prove that it works. Even a success on so modest a 
scale as a mouse (which isn't all that modest, when you think about it; 
even the simplest mammal is an incredibly complex organism) would bring 
about an avalanche of both positive publicity and funding to improve and 
perfect the process of preservation and revivification.

Two small points on the page itself:

1) You might want to avoid using the term "freeze". There are several 
different methodologies for cryopreservation out there, and while I'm 
not up on the technical aspects, I am pretty sure at least some of them 
don't involve "freezing" per se. I think you also need to spell out some 
of the particulars; how long should the mouse be clinically dead, under 
what conditions, etc.

2) 5% of the prize going to "administrative fees" seems a bit excessive, 
and could turn folks off. If you look at the Methuselah Mouse Prize 
(http://www.methusalahmouse.org), upon which your idea seems to be 
based, the adminstrative costs are covered by sponsors specifically for 
that purpose. You might want to think about using a similar model.

Great idea, though. I plan to donate once it seems to be a bit more 


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The NanoAging Institute wrote:

> Message #25925
> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 00:24:31 -0500
> From: The NanoAging Institute <>
> Subject: The CryoMouse Prize | RE: Flavonoid
> Hi,
> I built a web page about The CryoMouse Prize here:
> http://www.nanoaging.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=41
> Feel free to comment
> about the nanoaging institute, if we are able to revive cryonics man,
> we want to have a age less body at that time, that`s my goal with
> nanoaging to offer to cryonics man a age less body, youthful body
> after ressusitation

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