[extropy-chat] Cryonics is the only option?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Apr 19 01:50:44 UTC 2007

At 11:36 AM 4/19/2007 +1000, Stathis wrote:

>On 4/18/07, Brett Paatsch 
><<mailto:bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au>bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > Maybe, but unless it was a miracle, science should be able to
> > reproduce it.
>Why are you confident that science (ie. scientists) should
>be able to do what nature did?  Based on your "maybe"
>above, it seems you don't even know if I am telling you
>the truth or not - and if I was lying you probably could have
>found that out with a google search wouldn't you think?
>I don't doubt that it would be very difficult to create a cell, but 
>as cells exist, it should be possible. We can come to this 
>conclusion even in the absence of any scientific knowledge about 
>cells, just as people 200 years ago should have been able to 
>conclude that heavier than air flight must be possible from the fact 
>that birds can fly.

You're missing Brett's point, Stathis, as he missed yours. He thinks 
this is self-evident, as do you. He suspects you of being a 
mystagogue. God knows why. (That was a joke, Brett.) Sigh.

Damien Broderick

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