Re: Nostaliga? (based on Back off! I'm gay!)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 00:14:39 MDT

> Spike Jones reminisces about the present, >Corey, extropian
> > notions do not require extropian missionaries. All those ideas are
> > coming anyway, regardless of what we do. {8-] spike
> "J. R. Molloy" wrote: Welcome back, spike. Nice to see some healthy optimism
> and a positive attitude
> expressed here.

You are too kind, J.R.

While on vacation we visited my wife's grandmother. I got in a discussion
with her on cryonics. She is a coverted Seventh Day Adventist, having
been raised Mormon. 82 years old, mind in excellent shape, body
deteriorating. We discussed cryonics, but I did not manage to get her
to sign on, even if I pay all expenses. She would agree that *everything*
is waaaaay better now than in previous times in her life, and would
agree that life will continue to get better and that science will continue
to advance and even that cryonics might work. But oddly enough
she still didnt see it as compatible with her religion, even without a
clear reason. She just knew it was wrong. {8-[

I am reminded of those religious groups in India that believe
cobras are sacred. Many of these people die of cobra bites.
This is a clear case where a religious notion is harmful to the
wellbeing of the mind in which it resides. The anti-cryonics
grandmother would be another example. spike

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