Re: Giving cryo talk to Jewish high school

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 23:02:02 MST

zeb haradon wrote:
> I'm curious whether the autopsy question came up. From what I understand,
> certain Jews object to an autopsy at death. Because of this, the right to
> not have an autopsy at death is a religious freedom which has been written
> into law in some states. So someone signed up for cryonics can (I'm not sure
> how) make it known that they have a religious objection to autopsy, and it's
> illegal to do one.

Back in Chicago, I couldn't even get my family's consent for organ
donation. If Max More made any headway whatsoever on cryonics, then I
award him three bonus points for persuasiveness and subtract ten points
from the entire audience for extreme lack of logical consistency.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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