Re: Life extension in practice/was Re: the cut and paste blues...

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Sat Feb 19 2000 - 13:21:06 MST

Brian Manning Delaney wrote:

> Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> [....]
> > If there _were_ such a thing as practical life
> > extension, many of us would no doubt do that.
> There _is_ such a thing, and many of us DO practice it: Calorie restriction
> (aka, the "high/low diet"). See (Practical, but yes, difficult,
> for most.)

Here is what you are to do to counter built-in obsolescence
and self-induced necrosis: be as thin as possible without eat-
ing your own muscles, avoid shallow breathing (e.g. deliberately
breathe abdominally for some time each day), consume large
amounts of cellulose and ascorbic acid, love something selflessly,
laugh a lot, and cultivate a profound faith in the wisdom of the

And here's how you tell if all this is working: you won't get sick
very often.

All the rest is putting legs on the snake,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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