X-Message-Number: 27317
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Re: suicide, time travel and mortality
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 11:26:37 -0000

Re the quoted wikipedia entry:

There are many people who hate cryonics and who hate cryonicists. The Ted
Williams affair has become a focus of such people. A novel was recently
written that portrayed a baseball star cryopreserved by a cryonics
organization. The novel had the "happy ending" of a determined suicidal
cryonics-hater flying an airplane into a cryonics facility -- destroying
himself and everyone within the building.

Surely that novel then aligns people who hate cryonics with those that flew
airplanes into the World Trade Center, ie it suggests that those who hate
cryonics are amongst the most despised people in history. Of course if it
eventually shown that cryonics does work, then indeed that is what will

It is important to realise that even if every single person presently
cryopreserved is annihilated by whatever means, and it is later discovered
that it **could have worked** then those responsible will be amongst the
villains of history.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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