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1 THE MULTIPLE FACETS OF CRYONICS Student A

2 Discussion in Various Sciences Sciences: cryonics and cryogenics has seen a recent upwelling of success following some recent breakthroughs in cryopreservation of reproductive cells and fertilized embryos by scientist like E. Scott Sills and Igor I. Katov. Social Sciences: a few experimental academic programs were designed by Imelda Caleon and R. Subramaniam with the intentions of introducing the next generation of young people to cryonics. Humanities: scholars like Cindy Nelson and Tanya Jones have voiced their opinions through written text criticizing the ethics surrounding cryonics and the moral fiber of those researchers that are attempting to expound the current bounds of cryonics.

3 Sciences  Goal was to fertilize an embryo, wait between six and seven days, then cryogenically preserve the embryos until they were ready to be transplanted into a host.  Their test were carried out using human sperm, in an attempt to see which method of cryopreservation yields optimum results when fertilization is ready to commence. E. Scott SillsIgor I. Katov The usefulness of cryopreservation has increased exponentially in recent years; therefore, these studies are mere leads into the next generation of in-vitro fertilization after cryopreservation has taken place.

4 Social Sciences  The cryogenics-based enrichment program (CBEP) that was being evaluated in the 2005 study was titled “Fun with liquid nitrogen.”  Overall, the program consisted of a one hour lecture-demonstration that introduced over 200 fifth grade children to the diversity of cryonics.  The second program contained two CBEPs, significantly more children, and the amount of time that each child was personally exposed to cryogenics was increased.  Overall, the children developed an interest in the sciences and they showed similar levels of fondness toward cryogenics in both experiments. Imelda Caleon and R. Subramaniam 2005 Imelda Caleon and R. Subramaniam 2007 Snow City

5 Humanities  Reinforced how imperative it is for medical professionals to uphold ethical standards and make morally correct decisions in their respected fields.  Discussed the significance of organ donation, yet made it evident that there is a very grey area between what is morally just and what is crossing the line in cryonics. Cindy NelsonTanya Jones While Ms. Nelson’s article ranted about medical professionals compromising their moral standards, Ms. Jones’ article was more on the defensive side, seeing as she supported cryonics and the progress being made in organ donation preservation.

6 Debate Progression of Cryonics vs. Ethical Standards Ms. Nelson writes about the moral standards that must be upheld whilst conducting research on exploratory sciences like cryonics. Doctors and researchers alike must push their own moral fiber sometimes in order to gain that prestige of discovering a new technology.

7 WALT DISNEY BY THE 1970S HE HAD BECOME THE TOPIC OF A BIZARRE RUMOR: THAT HIS BODY HAD BEEN CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN AND WOULD BE THAWED OUT IN THE FUTURE WHEN HIS CANCER COULD BE CURED. (SOME VERSIONS OF THE RUMOR HAD HIS BODY STORED AT DISNEYLAND.) Just a little something-something TED WILLIAMS In July 2002 his son John Henry Williams had the body moved from Florida to Arizona, where it was cryonically frozen by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Williams' body remains frozen in Arizona.


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