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From: [email protected] (Brian Manning Delaney)
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Subject: RFD: sci.bio.life-extension
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This is a formal Request for Discussion regarding the establishment of
an unmoderated sci.bio.life-extension newsgroup.

<> Purpose of the Newsgroup.

The newsgroup would be primarily for the discussion of techniques of
slowing, stopping, and reversing the aging process, from a practical
as well as theoretical standpoint. This includes, as
life-extensionists say, "adding life to years as well as years to
life;" i.e., we'll discuss not just techniques of "extending" what in
some cases might be a state of already senescent decrepitude, but also
ways of restoring and maintaining youth. In addition, the social
consequences of increased human lifespan may be discussed. (The name
of the group implies no stance on the merits of the book, "Life
Extension," by Pearson and Shaw.)

<> Rationale.

This topic has received increasing attention in recent years as
research gerontologists have begun to understand the biological
mechanisms of aging. As interest in this topic has grown, so has
discussion on the Net. The discussion has been scattered across a
variety of newsgroups, including bionet.molbio.aging, sci.cryonics,
sci.med.nutrition, and alt.psychoactives. None of these newsgroups is
appropriate to a broad discussion of life-extension. The "bionet"
groups are theoretical only, and most sites don't carry them.
Sci.cryonics specializes in only one technique of life extension.
Sci.med.nutrition and alt.psychoactives allow only the limited
discussion of life-extension that falls within the spheres of
nutrition and psychoactive drugs, respectively, and the emphasis of
each is not on life-extension *per se*. A new group would consolidate
the discussion, and would provide a more appropriate forum for the
more general issues related to longevity, which do not fall under the
purview of any current newsgroup.

<> Note

All discussion should be posted to news.groups.

From [email protected] Thu Feb 18 23:12:47 1993
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From: Brian Manning Delaney <[email protected]>
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Subject: 2nd RFD: sci.life-extension
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  This is a formal Request for Discussion regarding the establishment of
an unmoderated sci.life-extension newsgroup. My original proposal for
this group was edited by news administrators. They changed the name to
sci.bio.life-extension, which seemed not to make sense to many people,
so now I am proposing the group again under the original name. (The
Rationale section has been revised.)

<> Purpose of the Newsgroup.

  The newsgroup would be primarily for the discussion of techniques of
slowing, stopping, and reversing the aging process, from a practical
as well as theoretical standpoint. This includes, as
life-extensionists say, "adding life to years as well as years to
life;" i.e., we'll discuss not just techniques of "extending" what in
some cases might be a state of already senescent decrepitude, but also
ways of restoring and maintaining youth. (The name of the group
implies no stance on the merits of the book, "Life Extension," by
Pearson and Shaw.)

<> Rationale.

  This topic has received increasing attention in recent years as
research gerontologists have begun to understand the mechanisms of
aging. As interest in this topic has grown, so has discussion on the
Net. The discussion has been scattered across a variety of newsgroups,
including bionet.molbio.aging, sci.cryonics, sci.med.nutrition, and
alt.psychoactives. None of these newsgroups is appropriate to a broad
discussion of life-extension:
  The "bionet" groups are not carried by many sites. In addition, they
are designed as a medium of exchange for professional researchers,
whose professional needs should be respected by other (mostly amateur)
scientists. Moreover, the proposed group would be a forum for the
discussion of life-extension from a variety of scientific perspectives
-- some falling within the sphere of molecular biology, some within
other areas of biology, and some not in biology at all (but rather in
psychology, cryonics, etc.).
  Sci.cryonics specializes in only one technique of life extension.
Sci.med.nutrition and alt.psychoactives allow only the limited
discussion of life-extension that falls within the spheres of
nutrition and psychoactive drugs, respectively, and the emphasis of
each is not on life-extension *per se*. A new group would consolidate
the discussion, and would provide a more appropriate forum for the
more general issues related to longevity, which do not fall under the
purview of any current newsgroup.

<> Note

All discussion should be posted to news.groups.

-Brian <[email protected]>

From [email protected] Mon Mar 29 20:37:34 1993
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From: [email protected] (brian manning delaney)
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Subject: CFV: sci.life-extension
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This is a CALL FOR VOTES for the proposed unmoderated Usenet News group:

                Sci.life-extension


After a lengthy discussion period in which all responses to the idea
of a group dealing with life extension were positive, here's the
official Call for Votes to create the group, sci.life-extension.

<> Charter

  The newsgroup would be primarily for the discussion of techniques of
slowing, stopping, and reversing the aging process, from a practical
as well as theoretical standpoint. This includes, as
life-extensionists say, "adding life to years as well as years to
life;" i.e., we'll discuss not just techniques of "extending" what in
some cases might be a state of already senescent decrepitude, but also
ways of restoring and maintaining youth. (The name of the group
implies no stance on the merits of the book, "Life Extension," by
Pearson and Shaw.)

  This topic has received increasing attention in recent years as
research gerontologists have begun to understand the mechanisms of
aging. As interest in this topic has grown, so has discussion on the
Net. The discussion has been scattered across a variety of newsgroups,
including bionet.molbio.aging, sci.cryonics, sci.med.nutrition, and
alt.psychoactives. None of these newsgroups is appropriate to a broad
discussion of life-extension:
  The "bionet" groups are not carried by many sites. In addition, they
are designed as a medium of exchange for professional researchers,
whose professional needs should be respected by other (mostly amateur)
scientists. Moreover, the (intentionally) broad nature of the charter
is designed to create a forum for the discussion of life-extension
>from a variety of scientific perspectives -- some falling within the
sphere of molecular biology, some within other areas of biology, and
some not in biology at all (but rather in psychology, cryonics, etc.).
  Sci.cryonics specializes in only one technique of life extension.
Sci.med.nutrition and alt.psychoactives allow only the limited
discussion of life-extension that falls within the spheres of
nutrition and psychoactive drugs, respectively, and the emphasis of
each is not on life-extension *per se*. A new group would consolidate
the discussion, and would provide a more appropriate forum for the
more general issues related to longevity, which do not fall under the
purview of any current newsgroup.

<> Voting period.

The voting period begins as soon as this CFV is posted, and lasts
until April 17th. Votes received after midnight on 4/17 won't be
counted.

<> How to Vote

To vote, mail to [email protected]

To vote YES, put "YES sci.life-extension" in the subject header.

To vote NO, put "NO sci.life-extension" in the subject header.

If you use rn, trn, or something similar you can hit 'r' at the end of
this article and edit the "Subject:" header appropriately. (Don't
worry if in my address "midway" is replaced with something else when
you hit 'r'; it will still get to me.)

Other unambiguous mailings will also count, but it will be less work
for me if you follow the above instructions.

Ideally, your emailed vote would look like one of the following:

     Subject: YES sci.life-extension
     Subject: NO  sci.life-extension


There will be two mass acknowledgements posted during the voting
period; one will be posted around 3/31, and the other around 4/10. The
final vote tally will be posted at the end of the vote. This final
tally will indicate how everyone voted so that people can correct
their votes if mistakes are found.

If anyone votes more than once only the most recent vote will count.

-Brian Delaney.

From [email protected] Tue Apr 20 14:46:55 1993
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From: [email protected] (brian manning delaney)
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Subject: RESULT: sci.life-extension passes 237:28
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The vote to create the proposed group, Sci.life-extension, was
affirmative.

Yes votes:    237.
No votes:      28.

What follows is a list of the people who voted, by vote ("no" or "yes").

Here are the people who voted NO:

[email protected]               (Ed Bailey)
[email protected]          (Edwin Barkdoll)
[email protected]                                (Mark Brader)
[email protected]                     (Dave Carr)
[email protected]                        (David desJardins)
[email protected]                       (James B. Hutchins)
[email protected]                  (Rich Kulawiec)
[email protected]                  (Stu Labovitz)
[email protected]                            (Stephen Lau)
[email protected]                   (Philippe Lebrun)
[email protected]                    (Jay Maynard)
[email protected]                 (Ed McGuire)
[email protected]              (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected]                    (Marc Moorcroft)
[email protected]                     (David Mosher)
[email protected]                    (Eric J. Olson)
[email protected]                   (Herbert M Petro)
[email protected]                        (Una Smith)
[email protected]                          (Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS)
[email protected]                     (Matthias Urlichs)
[email protected]                         (a Francis Uy)
[email protected]                   (John Werner)
[email protected]                           (Potter Wickware)
[email protected]                   (Gregory G. Woodbury)
[email protected]                      (D. Wright)
[email protected]                 (Norman Yarvin)
[email protected]
[email protected]

Here are the people who voted YES:

[email protected]                    (Hardcore Alaskan)
[email protected]                      (Ken Alexander)
[email protected]                  (Alex Aumann)
[email protected]               (Franklin Balluff)
[email protected]                           (Mr. Steven Barash)
[email protected]               (Alan Barksdale (build))
[email protected]                    (John H. Barlow)
[email protected]                       (Paul Barto)
[email protected]                     (Ryan Bayne)
[email protected]               (Mignon Belongie)
[email protected]                    (william Beaudot)
[email protected]                         (Olav Benum)
[email protected]                   (Ross Beresford)
[email protected]                       (Ben Best)
[email protected]                        (Levi Bitansky)
[email protected]                   (James Blomgren)
[email protected]                      (Gregory Bloom)
[email protected]                        (Mark Brader)
[email protected]             (Eli Brandt)
[email protected]                  (Joseph Brenner)
[email protected]                       (Robert Cardwell)
[email protected]               (Jeffrey CHANCE)
[email protected]                          (Alexander Chislenko)
[email protected]                      (Maynard S Clark)
[email protected]                ("A.J. Clifford")
[email protected]                       (Mike Coleman)
[email protected]        (Steve Coltrin)
[email protected]                (John T. Collier)
[email protected]                  (Curtis M. Compton) 
[email protected]                   (Bob Cook)
[email protected]                (Bruce Cordell)
[email protected]                 (Cormier Jean-Marc)
[email protected]                     (Douglas J. Coyle)
[email protected]               ("John R Dassow-1")
[email protected]              (Bruce Davis)
[email protected]                   (Kenneth Jubal DeMonn)
[email protected]                   (Mark Desilets)
[email protected]                             (Mark Diekhans)
[email protected]                (Kari Dubbelman)
[email protected] (Dub Dublin)
[email protected]                    (Will Dye)
155yegan%jov[email protected] (TERRY EGAN)
[email protected]                    (Dani Eder)
[email protected]               (Glenn Ellingson)
[email protected]                       (Richard Farrar)
[email protected]                   (Hal Finney)
[email protected]                   (Lee Fogel)
[email protected]               (Foxx)
[email protected]               (sam frajerman,sppb,x3026,)
[email protected]                      (Michael P. Frank)
[email protected]              (Martin Franklin)
[email protected]                          (Tiffany Frazier)
[email protected]      (Ailing Freeman)
[email protected]         (Tim Freeman)
[email protected]                  (geoff george)
[email protected]                            (Daniel Gijsbers)
[email protected]                    (Serena Gilbert)
[email protected]                (Robert Lewis Glendenning)
[email protected]                      (Phil Goetz)
[email protected]                     (Chris Goolsby)
[email protected]                   (David Gordon)
[email protected]                 (Robert D Grahame)
[email protected]                        (Cynthia Grant)
[email protected]                 (Robert Greenstein)
[email protected]                        (John A. Gregor)
[email protected]                          (roger gregory)
[email protected]                     (Ron Hale-Evans)
[email protected]                     (Brent Hansen)
[email protected]                   (Ron G. Hay)
[email protected]                   (Anna K. Haynes)
[email protected]     (Robert Hearn)
[email protected]                  (Francis Heylighen)
[email protected]                  (P. Hindman)
[email protected]                 (Carwil James)
[email protected]                     (Martin Janzen)
[email protected]                   (Jeffery M Karp)
[email protected]                   (Richard Kelly)
[email protected]                    (Ed Kemo)
[email protected]            (KESSNER ERIC M)
[email protected]                   (Mr R A Khwaja)
[email protected]                  (Keith Koski)
[email protected]                          (Kathi Kramer)
[email protected]                  (Ben Krug)
[email protected]                          (David Kunz)
[email protected]              (Steve Langs)
[email protected]        (Henry Leong)
[email protected]                   (Steve Linton)
[email protected]                   (Alejandro Lopez 6330)
[email protected]                      ("Keith F. Lynch")
[email protected]                           (Charles MacDonald)
[email protected]                       (Robert C. Majka)
[email protected]                         (Phil Marks)
[email protected]                   (Cameron Marshall)
[email protected]                        (Mike May ~)
[email protected]                     (Bruce Maynard)
[email protected]               (john mccarrick)
[email protected]                          (David McIntyre)
[email protected]                   (Malcolm McMahon)
[email protected]                  (John Mcpherson)
[email protected]                     (Ralph Merkle)
[email protected]                         (Eric Messick)
[email protected]                     (Perry E. Metzger)
[email protected]                 (Gary R. Michael)
[email protected]                     (Asker Mikael)
[email protected]           ("Loren J. Miller")
[email protected]                      (Marvin Minsky)
[email protected]               (Paul Morris)
[email protected]                (Mark Muhlestein)
[email protected]                 (R. David Murray)
[email protected]                  (Glenn A Nanney)
[email protected]                      (Anthony Napier)
[email protected]                    (Donald E. Niman)
[email protected]                       (Richard Nistuk)
[email protected]                      (Jonathan O'Donnell)
[email protected]                (Martin R. Olah)
[email protected]          (Christopher Kashina Patil)
[email protected]               (Chris Payne)
[email protected]                            (Sharon Peleg)
[email protected]                             (Petur Henry Petersen)
[email protected]                            (Chris Phoenix)
[email protected]                        (Brad Pierce)
[email protected]                      ("Julius Pierce")
[email protected]                         (Doug Platt)
[email protected]       (Mitchell Porter)
[email protected]                (Craig Presson)
[email protected]                   (Michael Clive Price)
[email protected]                       (Edward S. Proctor)
[email protected]               (Steve Pruitt)
[email protected]                       (Michael Quinn)
[email protected]                        (Patrick Rauss)
[email protected]                     ("Jan K. Remke")
[email protected]                         (Barry H. Rodin)
[email protected]                       (Karl R. Sackett)
[email protected]                        (Richard Schroeppel)
[email protected]                       (Frank Schulz)
[email protected]        (Karel W. Sebek)
[email protected]                  (Brad Seewald)
[email protected]                    (Thomas D. Shapard)
[email protected]                            (Harry Shapiro)
[email protected]                 (David Muir Sharnoff)
[email protected]                      (D Anton Sherwood)
[email protected]                           (Richard Shiflett)
[email protected]                   (Elaine Shiner)
[email protected]               (Robert Shock)
[email protected]                   (Rob Shvern)
[email protected]                (William Siegel)
[email protected]                  (Kenton Sinner)
[email protected]                     (Bob Smart)
[email protected]            (Anthony David Smith)
[email protected]               (Shayne Noel Smith)
[email protected]              (Daniel L Snider)
[email protected]                 (SNYDER GARY EDWIN JR)
[email protected]                   (Brian Arthur Stewart)
[email protected] (Sigrid
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[email protected]                            (Nathaniel Stitt)
[email protected]                            (Tom Stockfisch)
[email protected]            (David Stodolsky)
[email protected]                  (Steve Strong)
[email protected]                         (Carey Sublette)
[email protected]                        (Jeff Suttor)
[email protected]                     (John Swain)
[email protected]                        (Nick Szabo)
[email protected]                       (P. Chris Theriault)
[email protected]                         (Chris Thompson)
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[email protected]                         (Jerry Tunis)
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[email protected]                    (Treon Verdery)
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[email protected]                         (Susan C Wade)
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[email protected]            (Michael G. Xakellis)
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(The group still passes if you don't count the people for
whom I just have email address.)

-Brian <[email protected]>

 
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