Re: cryofans, check this

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Mon Dec 31 2001 - 19:22:04 MST

The Spike wrote:

>Wow, this is a new one. A do-it-yourselfer who froze his grandfather in
>dry ice. The article says gramps was at room temp for 72 hrs because
>Norway has a law against freezing bodies! Owww, remind me never
>to go there. spike

Yes, I've known about this case for quite some time. We all know that
cryonics requires a certain amount of faith in both future technology and
current technology, but it is truly interesting to see how much importance
people place on each. I'm a major advocate for the best possible procedure
before suspension...something which I am not sure if any cryonics
organization past or present has or has had, but some, like Bauge, don't
seem to care all that much about quality control going into and during
suspension. Perhaps too much faith in future tech? There are no
scientific guidelines or any current proof, so it's impossible to say.

This article is a very good indication of how bad it can be, and certainly
doesn't give cryonics in general a good name.

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
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