X-Message-Number: 27331
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Death renews iceman 'curse' claim  
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 20:03:56 -0000

Even most cryonicists have no doubts that the "iceman" found after thousands
of years entombed in ice could never be revived even if he had been left for
another thousand to be discovered by a more advanced civilisation.

But whether individuals have doubts or not, no one can be 100% certain
either way unless they are omniscient. Therefore this story should be a
source of concern to pathologists and lawyers or anyone else chancing their
luck at thwarting a cryopreservation, especially if they awake at three
o'clock in the morning and wonder what some unusual sounds may be.

Death renews iceman 'curse' claim

Should working with Oetzi carry a health warning?

The death of a molecular biologist has fuelled renewed speculation about a
"curse" connected to an ancient corpse.  Tom Loy, 63, had analysed DNA found
on "Oetzi", the Stone Age hunter whose remains were discovered in 1991. Dr
Loy died in unclear circumstances in Australia two weeks ago, it has been
announced, making him the seventh person connected with Oetzi to die.

more on http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4409512.stm

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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