[ExI] Will head transplants be the new life extension method?
pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 12:45:32 UTC 2014
On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> If the headline of an article is a question, to which the answer is "no",
> the article is neither worth publishing nor reading.
> Where would the transplanted body come from? Either you're growing it from
> the head's cells (in which case it's not a "transplant" as commonly defined
> - redefining words to make a story seem more attractive/controversial/worth
> reading than it is, is basically lying - and keeping the head on life
> support while growing the body from it is likely to produce better results),
> or you're using someone else's body (in which case there are organ rejection
> issues, not to mention the supply of headless bodies which do not
> essentially boil down to murders is likely to remain far smaller than the
Sounds as though you couldn't be bothered to read the article and your
comments are those of the average man on the Clapham omnibus.
The article is actually a pretty technical article about the difficult
procedures of head transplantation, especially reconnecting the spinal
cord. This is, of course, an extension of transplanting individual
The social / legal aspects are not really considered in this article.
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