Scientist, Skeptic, Author
Cryonicists believe that people can be frozen immediately after death and reanimated later when the cure for what ailed them is found. To see the flaw in this system, thaw out a can of frozen strawberries. During freezing, the water within each cell expands, crystallizes, and ruptures the cell membranes. When defrosted, all the intracellular goo oozes out, turning your strawberries into runny mush. This is your brain on cryonics.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cryobiologist
What [cryonics researchers] are are pursuing is not science, and they are banned from membership in our bylaws [in cryobiology]. There's absolutely not one shred of evidence that they will ever be able to reanimate these people. The science doesn't exist.