Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Alex Future Bokov (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 13:52:24 MDT


On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Brian D Williams wrote:

> The biggest problem is that the victim is lost forever, as a result
> I do not believe the killer should be allowed to live, nor be
> suspended, I believe they should be treated equally with the
> victim.

Interesting. Does this belief follow logically from an axiom or is this
belief itself an axiom?
> Contrary to popular belief, I do believe that if this is ever
> impleted correctly (it has not been yet). It will have a deterent
> effect, not on psychotics, but on those who kill ex-spouses for
> example.
> But I do not require a deterrent effect to believe it is just
> punishment.

Hypothetically (yes, yes, I know some of these things may never
become feasible)...

If there was a technology for "fixing what's wrong" with the
perpetrator, would you be in favor of allowing the perpetrator to
opt for this treatment?

If the perpetrator's body could be used as a vessel for the brain of
somebody who would otherwise die, would you be in favor of such a

If the 'non-homicidal' portions of the perpetrator's brain could be
extracted and used for some productive purpose instead of just becoming
worm-food (3D modeller in a vat?) would you be in favor of such an

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