Unperson said "ALcor no doubt made their decision based partly on the fact that TW was a famous and wildly successful person." and "you ignored Platt's main point--guidelines are not strict rules to be followed in every case, but just something to GUIDE."
He is absolutely correct. The point is that Alcor has no firm policy on this that is fair to all of its members. If they let one case be done without prearranged funding, they should let all of them. Of course I advocate they do NO unfunded suspensions.
No, a flexible policy is superior to an inflexible one, as it allows those in charge to adapt their actions to different situations.
THAT is what is fair.
"I think freezing TW was a good decision." says un. He also thinks cryonics should be a church.
No, I never said that. I said that if individuals cryonicists want to convert far more people to cryonics, they should become preachers and preach the gospel, but a gospel that takes advantage of Bible quotes that support cryonics.
"Yes, it did some damage as well. CI, for example, is now a cemetery," On the contrary, this was a blessing in disguise. I have posted elsewhere on the superior legal protections that exist for those interred in cemeteries, over those who are held at companies as research specimens (Alcor's status). I'll hunt for that prior thread if anyone can't find it.
If you say so. However, doesn't this prevent CI from performing cryopreservation procedures outside the physical facilities of CI or a mortuary home, thus precluding measures taken at the hospital or at home?