Re: CRYO/AGING: [was Re: CRYO: Illegality of Cryonics in BritishColumbia]

Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 17:10:14 MDT

In a message dated 7/19/00 4:28:04 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> I'm not a fan of politics generally. Before you start a political effort
> you want a huge collected organized "body of knowledge" that creates
> a relatively unassailable position (before you try to turn everyone's
> very strong beliefs upside down). [This is what I refer to as winning
> the argument with "throw weight".]

This is true on two levels. It's true as I think Robert means it, i.e. that
we need some body of "respectable" and "authoritative" science behind the
goals of lie extension. But it's also true that you need a library of
"position papers" accessible to the educated lay public that can be fed to
the media and policy wonks in digestible pieces at appropriate moments during
the political process.

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