Re: Julian Simon and cryonics

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 13:11:29 +0000

Thank you for the information about Julian Simon, Max. I get the
impression that he did at least think about cryonics. I met him many
years ago at some post-lecture cocktail thing, and he was in a
charming mood, making little bon mots about a variety of topics,
when someone asked him 'hey, what about that cryonics thing?' He
stopped for a long moment, and his eyes got serious--I thought he
was going to say something. Then he turned to me, winked, and
changed the subject.

The aspect of this situation that saddens me is last month's study
results that indicate that persons suffering from untreated
depression are up to 40% more prone to heart attack. It's not just
a mental problem--it has serious effects on the body as well. His
life could have been prolonged if only he had sought proper


Kathryn Aegis