[ExI] quantum effects in biological systems

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 29 15:17:59 UTC 2009

--- On Mon, 6/29/09, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:43 PM,
> Jeff Davis<jrd1415 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > How can I be confident (as I have been and would like
> to
> > continue to be) of a successful restoration from
> cryonic suspension
> > when the ignorance of crucial science is so vast?
> It is unclear to me why and how quantum effects would play
> a different
> role in a cryonic scenario than they may already to in
> one's everyday
> life, as in, say, a night of good sleep... :-/

While this sounds like a good point, my worry would be that these effects play out differently when the biological system is shut down.  This is no different than how a living organism would have all sorts of active repair mechanisms working to sure it stays living, but the same organism "shut down" would no avail itself of these mechanisms.  Granted, the processes that do take place at really cold temperatures are a lot slower, but they still go on nonetheless and, given enough time, this can add up to lots of changes.




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