As has been stated, they are positioned that way for science. Nobody walks into this exhibit with a Beret on their head and a paintbrush in their mouth going off on how "artsy-fartsy" it is.
What has that got to do with anything? How does opening an exhibit to the public make it "science"? Science is research and the search for facts- are you telling me that everyone who goes to this exhibit is there for research purposes? At best you could say it is an attempt to "educate", but there is no way it is "science".
Since when does "science" advertise like the website of this exhibit?
An eye-opening and educational exhibition comprised of authentic human bodies and organs will make its Midwest debut at The New Detroit Science Center Jan. 13, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sept. 3, 2007. Our Body: The Universe Within will include approximately 20 bodies and 135 other anatomical displays. Advance tickets will go on sale on-line Dec. 1, 2006 at www.detroitsciencecenter.org. Source: http://www.ourbodytheuniversewithin.com/future_exhibits.htm
Since when does scientific medical research require the advance purchase of online tickets for the "debut" and also offers "advance previews" of the show?
It doesn't just show humans, either. It makes a comparison between the bodies of horses and camels to that of humans.
Gee, that makes me feel so much better about it.....knowing that the organisers of the exhibit are treating the remains of human beings like dead animal meat....Should we start eating them too?
There would be no medical nor educational purpose by leaving bodies in a coffin with their skin on to "preserve the dignity of God's creation."
You're preaching to the choir. I've already stated that I myself have dissected and studied human corpses in the name of Science. What I'm saying is that this exhibit is pseudo
Frankly, this is a non-issue to me. They were not Orthodox,and nobody has any solid proof they came from concentration camps.
And what difference would that make?
They were somebody's child, sombody's parent, somebody's aunt, somebody's uncle. They were loved human beings of infinite value. A mother nursed them at her breast. They loved, lived, struggled, said stupid things....and most important for us, Christ loved them so much that he descended to earth, suffered, died and rose for them.
Do you realise that as an Orthodox Christian you cannot cremate anyone
, no matter what their faith? Do you know that we have a special funeral service in the Orthodox Church for those of other Faiths when there is no one else to bury them? And if there is no one to pay for the burial plot, the Church must pay for it? We are not simply instructed to respect the bodies of our own dead, but all
human bodies. Even the secular
University where I studied anatomy would drape the body parts of the cadavers we were not working on.