Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 15:05:02 MDT

From: Alex Future Bokov <>

>> 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

>Interesting. Does this belief follow logically from an axiom or is
>this belief itself an axiom?
I do not believe in life after death. I therefore believe that when
someone dies and the structure of the brain decays, they are lost.
It follows axiomatically that I believe the killer suffer an equal

>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?

This does not equate to justice for the loss of the victim, so the
answer is no.

>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 transfer?

Yes, the brain is the seat of the person, as long as it is

>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 extraction?

Being unsure of the granularity of the brain, this is a difficult
question, as long as the personnality (sense of self?) of the
original killer is irrevocably destroyed I suppose.


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