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    Thumbs up I got to help dissect part of a cadaver for the first time today!

    So today I was able to assist in dissecting out the muscles and tendons of the front lower legs of a cadaver and some of the tops of his feet. I also watched the professor take off an entire leg, which took quite some time. Usually the teacher's assistants do this sort of thing, but there were barely any people there so I got to help. It was awesome.

    Just wanted to brag a bit.

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    "Uh... errrr.....eeeeek... I'm not quite dead yet!"

    That sounds remarkably cool and horribly horrific all at once. My mind wants to see, but I'm afraid my stomach might have revolted.

    What is your actual course of study?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    "Uh... errrr.....eeeeek... I'm not quite dead yet!"

    That sounds remarkably cool and horribly horrific all at once. My mind wants to see, but I'm afraid my stomach might have revolted.

    What is your actual course of study?
    Haha. It's not so bad once you get used to it. And these people are preserved, so it's not like they're bloody and they don't stink that much. The human body is pretty awesome. I like to think of it as a work of art, although it can be disgusting at times.

    This was an optional thing for my anatomy lab class where we would watch other people dissect the cadaver. I'm hoping I can get into medical school some day, but that's kind of far off. I'm currently a freshman.

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    Hm, interesting. I wonder if I would allow such action on my dead corpse.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    Hm, interesting. I wonder if I would allow such action on my dead corpse.
    I'm doing it if my organs aren't viable. It's not like I'm going to use my body when I'm dead. Burying it in the ground seems like such a waste when other people could benefit from it.

    Still want be launched into space.
    That would be pretty awesome. Is this actually a thing yet?

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    Awesome! but also gross lol
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    Gratz.

    And now you know how it can be ethical to hurt things that aren't alive.

    Like zombies.

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    This sounds quite nifty. Also, since @Jennifer made me think of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    I'm doing it if my organs aren't viable. It's not like I'm going to use my body when I'm dead. Burying it in the ground seems like such a waste when other people could benefit from it.

    How thoughtful of you. I am one of the least spiritual people around, I know my body is nothing once I die, but for some reason the thought of being tampered with once I'm gone irks me. I think? I don't know.


    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    That would be pretty awesome. Is this actually a thing yet?

    Hm, I honestly don't know. Perhaps I will pioneer the field someday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Gratz.

    And now you know how it can be ethical to hurt things that aren't alive.

    Like zombies.
    Well I'll need something much bigger than a scalpel to fight off the zombie hordes!

    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    How thoughtful of you. I am one of the least spiritual people around, I know my body is nothing once I die, but for some reason the thought of being tampered with once I'm gone irks me. I think? I don't know.
    Meh. That's okay. You're not alone in feeling that way. A lot of people are the same. In fact, when my mom took me to get my driver's permit, she was surprised at how quickly I said I would be an organ donor. I don't believe she is one because she feels the same way as you. She didn't really want me to be an organ donor either.

    I think that when people have the opportunity to actually see what happens when you donate your body, they generally feel more excited about doing it. Maybe I'll go brain dead and people can take my major organs to live just a few more years. Maybe students can study me when I'm dead so they can make great strides in the medical field.

    Although, some of the places your body can go can be quite gruesome. Have you ever heard of "body farms?" These are where people study the process of human decomposition. I can't imagine working at a place like this. (Not to try and scare you off further from body donations. )

    Hm, I honestly don't know. Perhaps I will pioneer the field someday.

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    Haha. I support this.

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