In Defense of AlcorJuly 18 2009 at 2:33 AM
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Response to Nonsense? Quite sensible decision
I think I posted this before, but let me repeat. Alcor's contract, as I have read it, with their "members," stipulates that they will do everything conceivable to cryopreserve even the cut off fingernail if nothing else is left.
In view of that, their legal proceeding to at least try to recover this body, was legally commendable.
What Alcor needs, instead, is language in their membership contract that gives them the option of NOT doing such idiocy, creating such PR problems, etc.
IOW, "if you are buried in the ground, we will not attempt to exhume and cryopreserve you".
Isn't that a reasonable item to be in the contract, since it is inconceivable that anyone deteriorated enough to be buried, could not possibly be in a state that is ever possible to resuscitate from?
Of course, what does a "contract" become worth, with a dead person? I bet even UNperson could answer that. But that is a subject for a different thread.
The point to me is, that any cryonics organization should have in their "contract" with their member, what their true and realistic intent is, whether the member is still around to challenge them on it or not.