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    Cryonics

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    Cryonics If you’ve ever seen the Austin Powers movie I’m sure you remember the part where they cryogenically freeze Austin and then thirty years later thaw him out to save the world. While we all know Austin Powers isn’t real, I’m sure you wondered if this freezing could be done in real life. Today we will look at what exactly cryonics is, what businesses claim to provide it, the procedure and its risks. Cryonics is the freezing of humans to preserve them for a later time. Yes, it is a possibility

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    Cryonic Suspension

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    Cryonics Suzie Q, a twenty-five year old woman, is dying of AIDS. When she learned this, she heard about something called cryonic suspension. A cryonist at the hospital where she gets treatment told her how cryonics freezes people when they are pronounced dead. When the cure for AIDS is developed, she would then be revived and able to start a new life. Suzie Q decided to participate in cryonic suspension and spent her life savings to pay for the freezing process. Five years later, Suzie Q died

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    Essay On Cryonics

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    Scientific Contemporary Issues Report Cryonics What is Cryonics? Cryonics is a procedure whereby a person or living organism is frozen soon after death in order that it may be thawed and rejuvenated at a later date should a cure for the cause of death be found. A person or living organism that is preserved by the process of cryonics is said to be in cryonic suspension. In order to understand the true nature of cryonics it is wise to give a simple example of what scientists are attempting to achieve

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    The False Hope of Cryonics

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    Hope of Cryonics Have you ever thought about living one hundred years or more from now? If current beliefs are proven to be possible it may be a possibility in the future. Alcor, a life extension foundation, claims that Cryonics may make it possible for people who die to be revived in the future. Just think about it, you could get to see how present problems were solved in the future. The only catch is that Cryonics may cause more problems than it can solve in the future. Cryonics is the

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    something in common: they are all luxurious desires. However is cryonics, the process of preserving one's body for the hopes of future medical treatments to save, a mere luxury? Can no one find a real need to utilize cryonics? Does cryonics have any intrinsic value to society as a whole? Many believe that cryonics is just an “indulgence [for] rich people” (Alcor). Cryonics, in fact, can do much more than fulfill one's self interest. Cryonics is the process in which anti-freeze like liquid is circulated

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    Genetic Engineering and Cryonic Freezing: A Modern Frankenstein? In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a new being was artificially created using the parts of others. That topic thus examines the ethics of "playing God" and, though written in 1818, it is still a relevant issue today. Genetic engineering and cryogenic freezing are two current technologies related to the theme in the novel of science transcending the limits of what humans can and should do. Genetic engineering is widely used

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    Overview of the Importance of DNA

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    org/node/517. ALCOR. (2013). Cryonics. In Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Retrieved December 30, 2013, from http://www.alcor.org/. Wolf, A. (2011). What is cryonics?. In Institute for Evidence-Based Cryonics. Retrieved December 30, 2013, from http://www.evidencebasedcryonics.org/what-is-cryonics/. Watson, S. (2013). How Cryonics Works. In Science How Stuff Works. Retrieved December 29, 2013, from http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/cryonics2.htm Best, B. (n.d.). Cryonics − Frequently Asked Questions

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    temperatures. Another sub-study field, if you will, is that of cryonics. Cryonics is defined as the practice of freezing humans who are not curable by current medical technology, in the hope that ways may be found to bring them back to life at some future time when ways of repairing the damage caused by the freezing process have been developed, as well as cures of the diseases or other causes of death which necessitated their cryonics suspension (Cryogenics International, 1999). As suggested

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    procedures on people all over the world. Dr.Gao works in cryopreservation and even said that there is no evidence for cryopreservation, "People can always have hope that things will change in the future, but there is no scientific foundation supporting cryonics at this time"(Frozen). Even the doctor’s whose careers are to conduct this procedure and to be well known on the subject, admit that it does contain an uncertain

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    Bioethics Issues: Cryonics Cryonics is the process in which an individual is dehydrated and then cryopreserved immediately after death, with hopes for the individual to be reanimated in the future. The promise of life after death, though gaining momentum and popularity, is also gaining skepticism. Cryonics is unethical. Not only is it extremely expense, those practicing cryonics can not ensure if the process even works. Furthermore Cryonics disregards Christianity. Large cryonics companies such as

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