X-Message-Number: 853
From: david! (David A. Roth)
Subject: Re: cryonics: #846 - #851
Date: Sat, 23 May 92 23:48:08 EST

> Message: #849 - Re: Dirty Linen
> Date: Sat, 23 May 92 15:34:03 -0400
> From: 
> . . .
> There are people whose highest value is conformity.  I've heard in
> various places that these people may comprise 95% of the population.
> . . .   [ Lines deleted to reduce duplication of msg #849 - KQB ]
> The path to success that I see for us is to first go after the 5% of
> people who don't feel compelled to conform.  After we get them, a
> conformist who happens to find himself in the vicinity of enough
> cryonicists will feel compelled to join, so things will proceed quickly
> from there.

I'm new to this list and somewhat new to entire concept but I am learning.
" The path to success ... to first go after the 5%..." is a position
of concern to me. I might very well be taking this out
of context but to me it sounds like the "success" would be to be able
to revive people from suspension someday.  The language used above
reminds me of the people of a certain religion where there main focus
is collecting money and getting others to join.  Why is it
important to argue with others about cryonics in a way to make them
conform?  The information is available and I don't see the purpose
of trying to sell it to someone who is not interesting in buying?
Is there something here I am missing?  If this is science based on
theory then the information should be offered this way and people
should be able to make their choices based on that.  Is the whole
concept of cryonics dependent on enough people joining because of
financial reasons for the program?


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