i wouldnt touch a dead body. DISCUSS :)

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arguments for, and against :)

Posted Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 18:20 by Gabby Tracey

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Mee too, I'm a vegetarian :P So eating a human is just a different story.

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 21:14 by Meghna
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Agree,even though there is no valid reason for it.. it's just... weird.. rorss.. and well, they're DEAD! WHYYY would you want to touch them ? (not in a rude way)

If you're talking CSI type touching dead bodies, I guess someone who's trained for It would treat the body as if they're sleeping, I guess they get used to it... :/

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 18:48 by Meghna
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If you were stuck in a cave with no food whatsoever and nothing but a dead body in the corner.....would you eat it?

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 18:49 by M
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WoW. 

I don't think it would cross my mind "OMG I WILL DIE IF I DON'T EAT.. OH LOOK! A DEAD BODY.. I GUESS I'LL HAVE TOO.... "

I guess i'd just die then. Sad.

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 18:55 by Meghna
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lmaoo, but dying of starvation slowly can be quite painful, emotionally and physically...so you would't mind that?

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:10 by M
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anyone is going to mind dying but that doesn't mean it would lead them to eat a dead body..

there is no way in hell i would consider eating a HUMAN BODY!

would you?

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:12 by Becca
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You'd be aurprised at what people would do in that situation...yeah i can understand, I dont think i could get myself to eat flesh..but i dont even eat meat so..

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:15 by M
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hahahahahah, i agreee i dont like lookin at them let alone touch them, or even EAT them!! ewww ewww ewww.

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:22 by Gabby Tracey
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Looking at em....it really makes you feel strange, helpless and just sad :(

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:24 by M
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yeahhhhhhh :)

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 19:26 by Gabby Tracey
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lol u guys think that getrevising r cannibals

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 21:25 by aliimz
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kw0ki74RpI

In 1972, a plane crashed in the Andes ( I think?) and the survivors were stuck, unrescued, for 10 weeks. They were forced to cannibalism. I don't think such a thing is 'choice' though, I would suspect that primal survival instincts kick in. I know this has digressed a bit from your original question, but I thought I would chip in!

To your original question, yes. Personally, I would have little problem with touching a dead person. Not that it's something I long to do, just if I had the oppertunity (scientific or whatever) I probably would. I don't associate touching a body with touching a 'person' so I wouldn't feel disrespectful or anything. I think most people would have less problem with touching ancient bones, or poking at a mummy, so it's probably just the "gross factor" which means less people would? IDK! :)

Answered Sat 3rd March, 2012 @ 22:30 by Courtney
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Oh yeah I heard of that story...but its just so weird, eating other humans! There are certain people in the world e.g. tribes that are cannibals and no offence to them but that freaks me out! I don't understand it...

Answered Sun 4th March, 2012 @ 10:52 by M
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I guess, like anything, its just a cultural norm. I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing its actually pretty natural (as wierd as that seems in the modern world today) because animals have eaten members of their own kind forever I guess. I know that human cannibalism goes back really far too..Most cannibalism was/is ritual cannibalism- which, when you think about it, actually solves mutiple problems. If you can rid your tribe of a threat (i.e. a warrior from a diff. tribe) and then utilise that meat to feed your tribe when they're all starving then its probably a pretty unanimous and easy decision to make.

I guess its just hard to relate to it in Western, modern society, especially when our only experience or knowledge of cannibalism is (generally) watching Hannibal Lecter or hearing about a pyschopathic killer who ate their victims! I know that the last (known) practicing cannibals were in Papua New Guinea- and its highly ritualistic and human skulls are worshipped etc. It is probably questionable whether they actually do practice this now, as it has been commercialised. It has also been questioned by some whether Africa in particular has a 'black market' for human body parts, as traditionally some witchdoctors etc. have believed human body parts (and the eating of them) to be healing..

I don't think it is something that anyone from a modern, western culture will ever understand to be honest! There is undeniably that 'freaky factor'!

Answered Sun 4th March, 2012 @ 12:10 by Courtney
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Our english teacher told us this true story about a plance crash in some snowy mountainous place... the survivers of the crash ate some of the dead people for a few days/ weeks

they actually survived anfd there's a book and film about it :/

((( in the book it says how they used the broken glass from the wreckage of the plane to ' aid them [i can't actually bring my self to say that they ate them ;/] )))

anyway... i wouldn't, but i guess you can't really say unless you're in that situation.

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 11:08 by Fyzah :p
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Oh, sorry Courtney... i didn't see your comment :/

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 11:09 by Fyzah :p
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lol guys :) **

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 15:52 by Gabby Tracey