Re: Pedantry

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 02:57:17 MDT

Robert J. Bradbury writes:
> A quote, I love, that I will attribute to Todd Rider, perhaps
> the smartest person I've ever met (his PhD degree was from MIT
> in nuclear physics), went like -- "The reason we should solve the
> problem of human aging is because the approach of cutting off
> people's heads is well.... so damn messssy".

It is messy, especially considering that chances of it actually
working are minimal. However, solving the problem of human aging in
the time span of those alive today (ignoring those who will die before
the average life span)... this is easily said. Despite recent very
dramatic progress, me, I'll believe it when I see it.

Cutting off heads is certainly an excellent backup plan. If the life
extension option hasn't panned out, you won't need your head, anyway.

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