RE: cryonics sources: a third alternative

From: Don Klemencic (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 19:56:50 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
Cutting is a seriusly bad idea (if you really want it, then why not
LN-cooled isotopically pure diamond knifes? ;) -- you wouldn't want to cut a
platter full of porridge, wouldn't you? I recommend going to your local
slaughterperson, and obtain a relatively fresh animal brain. Try moving it,
and handling it. It does really tell you a lot more than theoretizing about
an object one has never held in one's hands.

As an alternative to cutting, how about drilling a pattern of fine holes in
the skull such that needles inserted into the holes would form an even
pattern. The needles should be as fine as possible, given that they are
hollow to carry a cooling agent. Perhaps if the tips of the needles are
rounded and the insertion is slow enough the brain cells could be 'gentled'
aside without rupturing. Has anyone tried this on an animal brain?

                                                                                Don Klemencic

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