Tuesday, March 13, 2007

TomRoeser.com on Body Worlds

I hated this exhibit. Now I know why. From TomRoeser.com,
I credit one of the more perceptive priest journalists and philosophers Fr. Richard John Neuhaus with the discovery that most of the corpses on display have bullet holes in the base of their skulls, so the corpses have been unduly appropriated. Body Worlds gets most of its cadavers from China where a bullet in the back of a head is the speediest way of execution. The “plastinated” ghastly recreations using real bodies were put together by German scientists. There: you’re not completely surprised to hear that, are you?

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