X-Message-Number: 9075
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #9058 - #9062
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:38:58 -0800 (PST)

Hi again!

For Paul Wakfer and others:

I too have heard many secondhand reports about what 21st Century Medicine is
doing. It would be EXTREMELY HELPFUL  if Saul or someone who can speak
firsthand on this subject were to explain the research projects it has 
started and has been working on, and those it plans to start --- ESPECIALLY
those relating to cryonics.

That information is crucial to what I personally would do with regard to 
the Prometheus Project, and without it I find it hard to say anything definite.
I would, however, speaking of history rather than of the future, want to 
thank Paul Wakfer for pushing so hard for research and getting even the 
amount of donations he has gotten so far. Even if we can't make that amount
grow further, it needs to somehow be directed towards research to improve our
suspension methods. Paul deserves all of our thanks.

I'll add that Paul is hardly the only one who got involved in cryonics as
a means to save himself, when they would rather do something else. I felt
that way myself and still do. However (perhaps because I've also had a 
very longstanding interest in history of science --- beginning well before
cryonics came up above my horizon) it's clear at least to me that any 
commitment to help cryonics continue and grow is a long term commitment,
probably for the rest of this life. A hard slog for decades, and after
that a suspension from which revival cannot be guaranteed. I certainly hope
for better, but life is hard: some learn all the nuances of that phrase
early, and others only learn it late, but everyone learns it eventually.

			Best and long longlife,

				Thomas Donaldson

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