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From: John Sharman <>
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
Subject: Re: Dead while alive
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 96 11:37:11 GMT
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References: <4jj0mm$>

In article <4jj0mm$>
            "Michael Darwin" writes:

> Date: 29 Mar 96 17:59:24 EST
> From: Michael Darwin <>
> Subject: SCI.CRYONICS Dead while alive


> So, Mr. Sharman, you should be aware that your view of the world is quite a

> sheltered one and that life is full of shades of gray.  Death, like everything

> else, is never as  simple as it seems.  As your countryman Oscar Wilde said in
> "The Importance of Being Earnest:"   "The truth is rarely pure, and never
> simple." Or maybe it was the other way around?

In none of the examples which you have cited was the patient "pronounced
dead" while conscious. "Adjudged to be a hopeless case" - Yes. But
pronounced dead? No. Cogito ergo sum and all that, whilst ancient, is
not without force.

John Sharman
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