[ExI] Medical power of attorney for cryonicsts

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 18:51:31 UTC 2014

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
> wrote:

> The instructions do not specify euthanasia, which is an active process
> and very strictly forbidden, but rather withdrawal of care, which is
> passive and well-accepted by medical personnel.

According to the lowest form of human life, medical ethicists, if you
withdraw food from a person in a coma that's passive so it's OK, but if you
withdraw oxygen from a person in a coma that's active and so is murder.  So
according to these moral paragons it's ethical to slowly starve a person to
death but unethical to quickly suffocate them.

>  I would of course prefer euthanasia but unfortunately it won't happen.

When I note how quickly and radically the public's attitude toward gay
marriage changed it gives me some hope that maybe the same thing will
happen to euthanasia.

  John K Clark
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