Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 08:36:35 MDT

From: Max More <>

>I just heard this news item while driving, but missed the name of
>the governor (I think it was a governor) proposing the idea. I'm
>hoping someone can fill in the details. The governor of whichever
>state was seriously proposing to deal with the problem of possible
>mistakes in administering the death penalty by putting those
>executed into cryonic suspension. According to the report, the
>governor was completely serious and simply "thinking outside the
>box" (his words).

>I'd *really* like to find out who he is and in which state, as
>well as monitor the responses. Whether you are for or against the
>death penalty, as administered by the government, I think this is
>a positive thing--it sends the message that an "official" sees
>cryonic suspension as holding out real hope.

As a death penalty advocate, I would be against any attempt to
cryonically suspend anyone to whom the death penalty has been

The death penalty should be "final death" as covered in Jim
Halperins "The first Immortal".

Since it is final, it should only be administered when there is
little or no doubt.


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