X-Message-Number: 27349
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:27:11 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Why the odd message?

To Eugen Leitl:

Your message telling about a paper which looks at hypothermia at a high
level doesn't tell me much at all. It tells me almost nothing about the
work which cryonics societies are attempting, which aims to eliminate
freezing at much lower temperatures --- and of course the treatment of
someone while they're still considered as living tells us very little
about how to deal with someone who is "officially dead".

You might add a bit on just why what you say is important to me and
other cryonicists. I'm sorry but it just doesn't ring any bells. The
message by someone else on this issue is even worse. That person sounds
to me that she needs a little science, just to start with.

I have an old bibliography on suspension, done before most of the recent
brain science existed. I'm happy to send this to you for photocopy cost
+ postage. A quick way to learn how we now think our brains work is
harder. I did do a recent article in PERIASTRON which very briefly
summarized our current state of knowledge (articles in PERIASTRON are
usually about 2 pages). Alcor has the right to use that article
but so far as I know that hasn't happened yet. I can either mail you
a copy of that issue (12 pages) or send you a copy of the article by
email (1 large text, 1 small caption, and a picture in a machine 
independent form --- not the normal kind which works in PC and
Macs, but something much more independent).

                Best wishes and long long life to all,

                      Thomas Donaldson

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