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BODIES The Exhibition
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it may seem to be very scientific and educational and also artistic , but the way the obtained those bodies is unethical .

they do not know who those people are . none of them . they do not know where those bodies come from . except of course illegally . its all black market body selling . executed prisoners and maybe worse ?
who knows if they are paying people to find bodies ?? by any means necessary ?? they could be MAKING dead bodies to sell them . its completely wrong . i would not PAY to see this exhibit . let alone want to go for FREE . just the thought of these people being murdered and then their bodies displayed in such a way . i would not want MY body set up this way . and i doubt they did either . .
Posted 3/27/08 , edited 4/18/08
Well.... I saw it in DC and if you are interested in human anatomy and physiology at all then it's a great thing to see, morality of the associated factors notwithstanding.

About the means the bodies were obtained, they may not be ethical, but if they're going to displayed anyway... I would see it again.
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we had a school field trip for this like a yr ago but i didnt go... its kinda gross
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yeah im going to go there soon to get xtra credit for my health class
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O_oStefferzO-o wrote:

I've seen it. It was amazing, I thought it was very educational.
My favorite was the horse cadaver. I thought it would've been interesting
to see a preg. woman cadaver and to see the fetus.


i went with my school and at tht time they did have the pregnant woman and the fetus
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There's something like this on at a museum in my city.
I don't really have a strong opinion on this, I guess. I think it's interesting and art is always looking for controversial ways to attract audiences, but it is a bit... disrespectful. I can take it or leave it.

I think this exhibition is different from the one you guys are talking about but:

"All anatomical specimens on display in the BODY WORLDS exhibitions are authentic. They belonged to people who declared during their lifetime that their bodies should be made available after their deaths for the qualification of physicians and the instruction of laypersons."
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Gunther von Hagens right? that guy is crazyyy, so much potential. there was a program about this yesterday. it was mintD...people who donated don't know what they put them selves into...but i guess it is an obsession turned reality...

i like those deformed foetuses.
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sh1ranu1 wrote:

it may seem to be very scientific and educational and also artistic , but the way the obtained those bodies is unethical .

they do not know who those people are . none of them . they do not know where those bodies come from . except of course illegally . its all black market body selling . executed prisoners and maybe worse ?
who knows if they are paying people to find bodies ?? by any means necessary ?? they could be MAKING dead bodies to sell them . its completely wrong . i would not PAY to see this exhibit . let alone want to go for FREE . just the thought of these people being murdered and then their bodies displayed in such a way . i would not want MY body set up this way . and i doubt they did either . .



those bodies were donated,...soo.....

i saw it like 10 years ago.
was interesting,but not scientific.

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Posted 3/29/08 , edited 4/18/08
even if some were donated, most were unidentified or unclaimed bodies in china . the majority are young men from what i hear .

but either way .

technology and artistic ability today has the capability to make bodies that look EXACTLY the same as those . using the real thing is just for the morbid enticement .
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It's not disrespectful to the dead. The previous "owners" of the cadavers donated their bodies. If it was their choice how is disrespectful?
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AznTacoLover wrote:

i saw it at omsi it was veryyy intresting


me too.


hey, i saw it at OMSI too!
it was for an Anatomy & Physiology class field trip

when i went, i overheard somebody say
"that body must've belonged to an asian" because they were looking at the eyes

people these days...

but i thought the exhibit was very fascinating
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Body is an art
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intresting and educational...morbid yes.... but with our over exposure to violence and death I don't think they should perpitrait it as evil...
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...:( I want to see it
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Ohhh I want to go see it. I'm the president of my schools Mash Society Council and I'm planning a trip there for our members after our AP Tests. =]
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