Tuesday, March 22, 2005

You've Got to be Kidding

This is unbelievable. I could understand if this was happening in the United States. It seems that common sense is on vacation in Austria as well as here. People donate their bodies to science all the time and this was once regarded as a heroic gesture. Now, in some parts, you may face charges if your scientific mission uses these corpses. This is sad:
Researchers at an Austrian university used human corpses to study how to develop
better crash-test dummies, and authorities are now investigating whether the
scientists should be charged with violating the dignity of the dead, a
prosecutor said Tuesday. Researchers at the Technical University of Graz used 21
bodies provided by The Medical University of Graz for tests performed between
1994 and 2003, said Alice Senarclens de Grancy, a spokeswoman for the Technical
University.

Ol' BC is still planning the donation. I hope nobody faces criminal charges as a result, as some in our society like to follow the European leads, but that's a whole other issue.

Just a thought.

1 Comments:

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

The dignity of the dead. Now there is an oxymoron!

 

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