Exaggerated IssuesDecember 5 2010 at 8:54 PM
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Response to um..mr best ?
I don't think you have much cause for concern, queensblade, especially if you do not live in Europe where the new organization EUCRIO markets its services. Some of the statements in the piece you quoted are indeed "beyond ridiculous". Where is the evidence or reference for the claim that any USA cryonics organization (or persons for that matter) are "supporting" EUCRIO? All the support I have heard of for it is from entities in Europe. Someone seems to be jumping to the conclusion that because Saul Kent and some others were in Europe looking at the new developments and attending presentations, that they therefore back and support it. That would typically mean financially, so where's the proof of that happening? None that I know of. Whether they think EUCRIO is a good idea or not is not terribly important (though it could be a meaning of "support") in any case.
Now those whose real motive is to destroy cryonics don't seem to mind using ad hominem attacks to do it. The claim is he "is not a medical professional, or a scientist" but true or not, since when is that a requirement to start a business, as long as you hire or contract the appropriate personnel? And what does a person's religious preferences have to do with whether they are qualified to start a cryonics company, even if they are of the less popular and conventional such as Church of Satan or Temple of the Vampire? Someone thinks that makes him a "silly young man" but I thought religious discrimination was un-American?! And to add to the spin, the churches mentioned are labelled (libelled?) as pyramid schemes - where is the evidence for that? I've heard of Church of Satan most of my life and never heard of pyramid schemes connected with it. I looked at the other one's website and the only financial items I could find were under $100, one-time purchases. But even if there were such schemes connected with those churches, does that make every church member guilty? And what does it have to do with cryonics? And where is the evidence that EUCRIO's founder is indeed affiliated with them, not that it matters?
The only explanation I can think of for this new take on cryonics-bashing is "there's a new organization on the block, we've got to give it its share". I'm just amazed - it hasn't even been around long enough to do anything that could be criticized yet, and the anti's are already out there with pitchforks.
So it goes,
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