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Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
I think this probably happened but is being greatly exagerrated.
A tuna can is probably the perfect type device to use as a pedestal for a head. Not much surface area to stick, but sturdy enough to hold it. One would think that they properly sanitized them. Why pay a medical supply company $500 for basically the same thing? Invariably though, it would get stuck and require a bit of force to remove. Or as may suggest to the lab, just a bit of heat. It's not like they took the monkey wrench and hit the head over it's skull. It was probably more just a tap or two. Do the same thing with a frozen block of anything and you can get some significant scatter. Regardless, if they they are ever able to bring him back to life, they will be able to fix whatever damage was done to him.
One would think that they properly sanitized them.
Originally posted by chiron613
As for the whole technology, it's probably a crock anyway. By the time the person is known to be dead, his brain will have started to die from lack of oxygen. After all, that's how we define death, as brain death. Either they freeze the head when it's still working (he's still alive), or the guy's dead for real and his brain is gone. Even if they go for doing it when he's alive, I can't imagine they are able to decapitate him and get the head frozen in time to save the brain.
October 2, 2009: The Alcor Life Extension Foundation denies the outrageous allegations against it that have appeared in the media this week. Alcor especially denies mistreating the remains of baseball great Ted Williams. Larry Johnson, the ex Alcor staff member who made these allegations, was not employed at Alcor when Williams was cryopreserved. Johnson's previous attempts to profit from sensational and unfounded allegations against Alcor recently resulted in a court order prohibiting him from making further statements about Alcor. "Alcor is actively pursuing litigation regarding these allegations," says Alcor Executive Director, Jennifer Chapman.
Originally posted by JayinAR
This is a messed up story, for sure.
I can't believe people would ever even WANT to have the deceased frozen.
Our bodies are composed of too much water for this to be feasable. Maybe in the future when they have learned to instantly dehydrate the body could they store it and maintain some sort of functionality upon thawing. Butas it stands now, the expansion and crystallization of water within the body will destroy cellular tissue throughout the brain.
Sounds kinda silly, but if they were able to revive him, he would be a zombie.
As far as bashing his head with a monkeywrench to remove a tuna can, this sounds like the B Squad at work in this lab.
The whole lab sounds like a rag-tag misfit operation.
I expect they'll catch some heat over this. And perhaps people will wise up to the fact that this won't ever work in its current form and save their money by not freezing their relatives.