Friday, October 01, 2010

Question of the Week: Rot

Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Why?

I don't think I'd mind much. Probably because I'll be dead. Not like I'll be using my body anymore. It's kind of the same way I feel about organ donation. If my lungs are good enough for someone else to use after I die, they might as well get them. Not like I'll be doing a lot of breathing when I've got six feet of dirt piled on top of me. I actually think, if I had the choice, I'd rather be cremated. Why should my rotting corpse take up space?

*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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