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Comment by anonymous_person on How to Seem (and Be) Deep · 2007-10-16T22:40:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I see ... sorry for taking your answer the wrong way. Thanks again for answering my question.

Comment by anonymous_person on How to Seem (and Be) Deep · 2007-10-16T22:28:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Eliezer, I couldn't find it in standard cryonics FAQ either.... that's why I asked you! I have wondered in the past about the accuracy of some of the things that this prof. has said in his freewheeling way, so I'm glad you could clear that up for me. Thanks for answering my question, but you could have left out the condescension. The last sentence of your answer adds nothing of value.

Comment by anonymous_person on How to Seem (and Be) Deep · 2007-10-16T21:45:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

"Uhm, cosmic rays a threat to cryonics? Where the heck did /that/ come from?"

From my biophysics professor, who is somewhat eccentric and goes off on a lot of random tangents, and who once basically started mocking people who go in for cryonics, for not seeing this obvious problem.

Comment by anonymous_person on How to Seem (and Be) Deep · 2007-10-16T02:31:18.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Eliezer, I'm just wondering what the current best available options are for would-be immortals. I've heard about cryogenics, but it seems like an obvious pipe dream, because cosmic rays will ravage the body so badly in a short time, which is something we don't have to think about much while alive since the damage is being constantly repaired.