Re: C14 cryonics question

Spike Jones (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 13:45:06 -0800

Peter Passaro wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote:
> ----------
> > for those who are up to speed on cryonics, a question please:
> > our tissues are mostly carbon and carbon has an isotope (C14)...
> Peter Passaro wrote: This is kind of a moot point. Only one in roughly ten
> million carbon atoms is a C-14 atom and with a half life of 6000 years this
> is not a very
> frequent event.... If you wanted to repair it, no need to design a
> nanobot to do it, cells already carry an inherent repair machinery for all
> but the most severe of breaks.

thanks for clearing this up peter. now i can drop my plans for growing carbon-14-free plants in my back yard for consumption in the last few years of my natural life in order to be a C12-only freezable unit... {8^D spike