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Ben Best

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Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

Ben Best is a woomeister best-known for his promotion of cryonics. He wrote a startling green ink PDF which is actually the best available scientific justification of cryonics practice.[1]

He was the President and CEO of the Cryonics Institute and has contributed to RationalWiki's cryonics article.

In addition to promoting cryonics, Ben also advocates nutritional supplements on his website. His justifications[2] claim that the difference between medicine and supplements is a large amount of money spent on patentability, rather than the scientifically proven lack of efficacy of much of what he advocates (e.g. antioxidants, chelation therapy). These activities question his understanding of how the scientific method applies to things you want to be true.

Ben is a proud and active member of Mensa. He used to be in Erhard Seminars Training. Along with many other cryonicists, in the mid-1990s, Best left Alcor Life Extension Foundation to join CryoCare Foundation that a small group of dissatisfied Alcor activists formed in late 1993.

External links[edit]


  1. Abstract: Benjamin P. Best. Scientific Justification of Cryonics Practice. Rejuvenation Research. April 2008, 11(2): 493-503. doi:10.1089/rej.2008.0661. Full text here
  2. Nutraceuticals Topic Index (