X-Message-Number: 9495
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #9484 - #9489
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:01:29 -0700 (PDT)

Hi guys!

No, I do not intend to take part in any current debates. From talking to
Ettinger some years ago, I understand that he is willing to put much more
weight than others might on the abilities of future cryonicists to repair
freezings by current or even past methods (as you know, the earliest
suspensions by every society which has been around for years were not
very technically advanced, in present terms). For that matter, when Ettinger
wrote his book, no suspensions at all had been performed and the very 
first ones were makeshift with equipment brought together very quickly
and no experience at all.

Whether you think this is reasonable or not, I believe that's his position.
And we will have a responsibility toward the earliest suspensions when or
if we are revived ourselves --- a responsibility to work out, as best we
can, some way to revive them.

BUT aside from all that, many people on Cryonet know that I am now going
to Australia to stay for at least 2 years. I'm actually taking one of 
my computers with me on the plane, and hope to be back on the net in less
than a week, but we'll see. In any case, I thought that I'd put up my
Australian address for any denizen of Cryonet who wants to contact me
before then. It is:

			12 Busby Street
			Canberra ACT 2601

No phone number as yet. So if you have some point you wish to continue
debating with me, and feel that the debate must go on, you can mail your
opinion to me and I will get back to you. Incidentally, for various reasons
I am keeping the PERIASTRON address, 80 Q. North Cabrillo Hwy #247,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. So mail to that address will reach me, too, but 
it will be delayed. The box will be cleared once a month on the first
Saturday of the month, and the contents mailed to me.

			Best to everyone, and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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