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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: The Fountain, last comments, apology to Eric Geislinger
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 11:26:24 +0100

On 1 Dec 2006, at 23:12, Francois wrote:

> The Fountain is really no threat to the aims of cryonics. The movie  
> merely
> reflects the beliefs already held by of the majority of people on this
> planet. It will not make that situation any worse and it will  
> certainly not
> turn anyone who is already convinced that immortality has value  
> away from
> that belief. No harm done, lets get back to business.

Unfortunately, this view is only valid if we assume that a movie like  
this has no effect in maintaining the traditional view.

> I would, however, make
> one suggestion to the cryonic enterprise. Why not create our own  
> story about
> immortality, one reflecting our view of the subject?

There is no 'story' here. What is interesting about a healthy  
individual going about their affairs without problems?

> Why not make that into
> a contest of some kind? It might even be possible to have the winning
> scenario made into an actual movie. After all, there are still a few
> adventurous producers and directors out there, the fact that The  
> Fountain
> was made at all, is proof of that.

This post, I am afraid, merely reflects the dominant view of the  
normality of death. The flaw in reasoning seem to be treating  
'immortality' as a thing.


David Stodolsky    Skype: davidstodolsky

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