Is beheading the most humane way to execute someone?

Posted by: royan

The terrorists say so.

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PillowForce says2015-05-07T09:52:53.5529753-05:00
I say why not, they are gonna be dead anyways.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-05-07T10:34:59.9160977-05:00
@PillowForce, is the unknown past a hidden variable?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-05-07T10:49:49.9781271-05:00
"Being shot in the head is the most humane form of execution." Well it isn't the head in general, it has to be aimed at the primal brain, otherwise it wouldn't instantly kill them. But I still don't think it is the most humane form of execution, I would say cooling a body down then killing them after they become indistinguishable from a dead body would be the most human.
Squirrelnuts57 says2015-05-07T14:23:08.6504585-05:00
Good point @ Mathgeekjoe.
Krampus says2015-05-08T13:01:18.6142858-05:00
Lethal injection is the most humane. Inject them with propofol to quickly knock them out (as they do for surgery when placing someone under anesthesia), then injecting either KCL to stop the heart or a concentrated barbiturate to slow breathing until they die from asphyxia/heart stops.
tajshar2k says2015-05-08T13:04:25.4168769-05:00
Why dont they put them to sleep, then they just shoot them in the head?
Krampus says2015-05-08T13:22:36.7790834-05:00
I would imagine some of the reasons would be because of the mess it would make, the cost, and It would force family members to always have a closed casket funeral.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-05-08T13:34:59.4159937-05:00
"Lethal injection is the most humane. Inject them with propofol to quickly knock them out (as they do for surgery when placing someone under anesthesia), then injecting either KCL to stop the heart or a concentrated barbiturate to slow breathing until they die from asphyxia/heart stops." There are cases where the injected material causes a different reaction in different people. There has been evidence that certain knock out drugs can sometimes instead cause paralysis while the subject is 100% conscience.
Krampus says2015-05-11T08:52:43.6416609-05:00
Propofol is a pretty proven and safe drug if used correctly (RIP Michael Jackson). It is routinely used to put people under for anesthesia. There are rare cases that are few and far between where someone could have an allergic reactions, but it essentially doesn't exist statistically since it is so rare. Almost all of those instances happened after the patients were all ready under anesthesia. Of all the available option, I believe that this is the most humane way to go about it.
PillowForce says2015-05-11T09:16:59.5677937-05:00
Well, the thing about injecting people. It takes longer for them to actually die and is expensive af. Why would you spend so much money on killing someone? They are gonna die anyways.
Krampus says2015-05-11T09:35:44.5178487-05:00
It's the same as euthanasia for pets. It literally can be done in less than 5 minutes, and most of that is just placing the IV catheter. You are right in that it is more expensive than, say, putting a bullet in the back of their head, but it is still relatively cheap. The question was about the most humane way to do it. I am arguing that it is the most humane way to go about it. It's relatively cheap, clean, efficient, and most of all humane.

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