Re: It may be hard for life to get started

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 10:06:53 MST

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Russell Whitaker wrote:

> * - some other flaws, in brief:
> 1.) surprisingly unresearched typical statement about freezing
> damage (the "cells expand and rupture" business) due to cryonic
> suspension
> 2.) strawman arguments against feasibility of molecular
> nanotechnology

Actually, Brian Williams and I spoke with him about cryonics during his
book tour for Entering Space. He didn't bring up any of these arguments,
though I seem to remember explaining the "cells expand and rupture"
business. He mostly seemed...thoughtful. Perhaps he was trying to not
encourage the lunatics...


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