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    Default I saw a man die today.

    Right next to my work, a man smashed through a stoplight pole with his car taking down the 30 foot object. As I drove by I see ambulance giving CPR and compressions to his chest. Since CPR has such a grim rate of recovery I knew something was wrong. A few hours passed the road was cleared up as construction workers easily put a new stop light pole back in it's place. The road was cleaned up ok to drive on and it was like nothing ever happened...

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    Wow, that's sad. How do you know he actually died?

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    Whether or not he's actually dead, that's a terrible thing to witness. I'm with Giggly, how do you know he's dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerlily View Post
    Whether or not he's actually dead, that's a terrible thing to witness. I'm with Giggly, how do you know he's dead?
    "Since CPR has such a grim rate of recovery I knew something was wrong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgraffiti View Post
    "Since CPR has such a grim rate of recovery I knew something was wrong."
    Yeah, I read that. Still, how does he actually without a doubt know he's dead? I'm fairly certain "maybe" isn't an option on the death cert.

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    I don't want him to be dead!

    He may not be dead.

    It's kind of disturbing how life just goes on....

    I once saw some flowers left on a corner by a stop light with a sign saying a little girl was killed here. I would have never known had I not seen that sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Wow, that's sad. How do you know he actually died?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerlily View Post
    Whether or not he's actually dead, that's a terrible thing to witness. I'm with Giggly, how do you know he's dead?
    He must have poked him. That is the most logical thing to do to test whether a man is still alive or not.

    One could also tickle. But some people are not ticklish.

    Kim Jong Il was poked.

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    ENTPs are very logical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    He must have poked him. That is the most logical thing to do to test whether a man is still alive or not.

    One could also tickle. But some people are not ticklish.

    Kim Jong Il was poked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    He must have poked him. That is the most logical thing to do to test whether a man is still alive or not.

    One could also tickle. But some people are not ticklish.

    Kim Jong Il was poked.

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    ENTPs are very logical.
    actually the accepted norm nowadays is to check one's brain activity to declare death. Poking is a natural step for sure but the uncertainty is very high and it has to be combined with multiple other factors. Otherwise a good proportion of sleepers could be declared dead on first contact.
    Context is everything and all that.

    An easier way to test for it is to check if one's still breathing. For example applying a cold surface next to the nose to see if water condensates on it. Again that only works reliably if the surface is significantly colder than the person and assuming no severe hypothermia or some other extreme states.
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    What matters here is that OP believes he saw a man die, the truth is irellivant since we're unlikely to be effected by the event itself. If he didn't die, then we can just sit here and fully contmplate the fact that in this moment some other man somewhere somehow has in fact died.

    My response to the OP is this: And what..?

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