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Should there be a compulsory waiting period before bodies are embalmed or altered in any way which would kill them if they happened not to be dead?

Asked by: MasturDbtor
Should there be a compulsory waiting period before bodies are embalmed or altered in any way which would kill them if they happened not to be dead?
  • I don't want to die if I don't have to

    There was a time when people waking up in their own coffins or at a funeral was more common. This only became less frequent after embalming became common.

    This means that there are people who didn't really die who die from embalming!

    Since this is a risk they shouldn't do anything to the body that would result in death if it happens that the body isn't really dead yet. They should watch the body until they can be certain the body is dead and only then do anything with it.

  • The body is not going to spontaneously revive itself

    If someone is declared dead by multiple certified doctors, there is no way waiting a while will give them a better chance of living.
    "OH God, Jimmy's dead!!!"
    "Are you sure?"
    "His head is missing..."
    "But he could still be alive"
    "Let's stick him in the closet for now, we'll check to see if he's okay later..."
    *2 weeks later*
    "He's still dead..."
    "He's a rotting pile of flesh"

  • This isn't the Dark Ages.

    Medical science is not exactly at the point where we are burying people alive anymore because they fell into a vegetative coma. We have all manner of instrumentation to ensure that the dead are in fact clinically dead. Doctors calling a time of death must even have a witness present to reaffirm the call.


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MasturDbtor says2013-09-18T19:56:11.127
Http://newsone.Com/2456907/brighton-dama-zanthe-zimbabwe/

This man in Zimbabwe woke up at his own funeral. Good thing they didn't embalm him or he would be dead.