sentinel, on 23-Jan 2009, 04:04 AM, said:
...If we are going to change the name why are we not talking Imminst.org?
1. Reason, founder of The Longevity Meme currently matches funding with ImmInst for the F@H prize.
2. The Longevity Meme team has a relatively long history (if I recall correctly, originated in 2003).
3. There are more than 400 folders that have signed on with the Longevity Meme team.
(The majority are not registered with ImmInst. Or, if registered, use a different username.)
Maybe some of the Longevity Meme folders like the team name that they signed on with.
If this is about publicity for "the cause" then why not point it to the most effective vehicle ie this site?
The Longevity Meme has been quite effective in supporting healthy life extension.
For example: Some of the high-dollar donors to the Methuselah Foundation came in through reading the Longevity Meme.
I also think people joining our team would find it more relevant as it directly promotes a team spirit ...
A larger, and broader, team spirit is demonstrated when ImmInst (organization and contributors) and The Longevity Meme (organization and contributors) cooperate together to achieve a common goals.
...afterall, if you took a poll of how many people knew what a meme was you would get a pretty low result.
How many people do you think know what an ImmInst is?
If it is a big deal to push through (if possible at all) then it is surely not worth the effort if we are only achieving an incremental benefit.
The entire Life Extension movement is relative small and on the fringe. Activists would do well to choose battles carefully.
Before confronting the F@H program about their longstanding records policies, it might be good to read the history related to this topic in the Folding Forums. The current Folding Forums contain only about one year
of history. Most of the original folding forums can be found in an archive
going back to ~2004 (in the archive, it is hard to navigate).