Re: Anthony Kenny

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 11:49:57 MST

On Friday, March 31, 2000 3:59 PM Sean Kenny
> I've been an on and off member of this list for about three years. I
> probably spend an hour a day looking at all the posts, and have on rare
> occasion posted myself. I've noticed that regular posters will often
> memorialize the death of someone who deeply influenced them, and so in the
> same spirit I'd like to honour my dad, Anthony Kenny who died today of
> attack at the age of only 58. My dad introduced me to Science Fiction and
> his favourite author was Richard Dawkins and I had been planning to start
> talking to him about Transhumanist ideas this Easter when I saw him again,
> and I know he would have been receptive. So I'm just posting this so that
> least his name appears in the archives of Transhumanist material, if
> else of him is able to live on.

I was saddened to hear this. I feel very sorry for Sean to have lost
someone who influenced him in such a positive way.

There are so many things, too, we should do. Though a lot of us --
including me -- talk about immortality, face it, we are far from it now.
Hence the need to do, rather than talk or put off.

One thing to do, which probably all of us should do, since heart disease is
a big killer in the US -- I don't know about the UK or elsewhere (Mike
Darwin recently posted on how it's growing in India of all places) -- is to
eat right, start taking supplements and medication to lower one's risk, do
moderate exercise, and to get regular checkups. I'm not sure if this
would've helped Sean's dad, but think of how many people it could save.

Death be not proud!

Daniel Ust

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