October 24, 2011
The North American Wood Frog is an amazing animal that can actually stay frozen all winter until it thaws out in spring. This process is not completely understood by scientists.
One is reminded of people who have been cryonically frozen in the hopes that medicine will advance to the degree that they can later be revived.
Cryonics – Wikipedia
Cryonics (from Greek kryos- meaning icy cold) is the low-temperature preservation of humans and animals who can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future. Cryopreservation of people or large animals is not reversible with current technology.
The stated rationale for cryonics is that people who are considered dead by current legal or medical definitions may not necessarily be dead according to the more stringent information-theoretic definition of death. It is proposed that cryopreserved people might someday be recovered by using highly advanced future technology.
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December 20, 2010