X-Message-Number: 33227
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:00:38 -0800 (PST)
From: david pizer <>
Subject: Advancing cryonics

Stodoloski in a recent post said:  "One reason I mention structural reforms is 
that the need for high quality publications and discussion forums has long been 

One of the reasons cryonics is not growing like it did "back then" is because of
the more defensive attitude the cryonics service providers (Alcor and to a 
lesser extent CI) feel they have to take when asked about cryonics by new 
interested people.

In the old days, the old black and white (and small) "Cryonics" magazine was a 
joy to receive with exciting articles including some that told the members (& 
prospective members) what the (real) current problems were and what Alcor was 
doing to solve them.  We were kept feeling as part of the team (even though we 
were miles away), through the magazine.

That exciting magazine was a key to the better growth rate cryonics had back 
then (along with a lot of other things that have changed).  Nowadays there is 
almost nothing exciting (in a positive way) being conveyed to the cryonics 
members and prospects.

In those days, Mike Darwin was an exciting, and interesting, writer that kept us
all informed and supportive of the "movement."   The "movement" sorely misses 
that type of action.

David Pizer

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