Re: CRYO: "Ischemia" vs. "Reversibly dead"

Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 10:42:07 MDT

Em, the "greater scheme of things" may matter less then a vastly expanded
lifetime, if one considers that philosophically, permanent unconsciousness is
equal to value death. I am paraphrasing John Leslie from the University of
Guelph in Canada. You can read a bit of Leslie's writings on Nick Bostrom's
website. But I demur to you, what you consider, more valid.


In a message dated 4/30/2001 6:59:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< So, any life-extension techniques are merely temporary. If there's a God,
 otherwise an afterlife, it will get us in the end, afterall. God's meant to
 be immortal, eternal, etc etc... surely multiplying our lifespans by a few
 orders of magnitude couldn't really matter in the greater scheme of
 Just remember, as the heat death of the universe approaches, deathbed
 conversion is still an option...
 (not that I believe in that stuff, mind you)

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