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Old 12-02-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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http://science.howstuffworks.com/sci...fter-death.htm

This has got to be one of the most interesting recent reads i've found. I don't think it's bs, but im sure there are a handful of people who do. What do ya think?
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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Do you watch Penn and Teller?
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It is an interesting read but its difficult to read more than 2 pages as I'm tired.
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well whats really dead? my history teacher last year told us a story about his brother or somebody he knew i cant remember.

he was driving and from the car next to him he heard a scream and then a gunshot, then the car pulled over and he pulled over too so he could help. i guy came out and apprently he got shot on the hand, nothing serious. but after a min. he collasped on the ground dead, the bullet went through his hand and into his heart. so for a couple of minutes he was "dead" because his heart was completely destroyed, yet he was still walking\talking.
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It is an interesting read but its difficult to read more than 2 pages as I'm tired.
Interesting indeed. I know the tired feeling, but once I find something as interesting as this, I can't stop reading.
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Do you watch Penn and Teller?
No, what is it? Never heard of it.
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well whats really dead? my history teacher last year told us a story about his brother or somebody he knew i cant remember.

he was driving and from the car next to him he heard a scream and then a gunshot, then the car pulled over and he pulled over too so he could help. i guy came out and apprently he got shot on the hand, nothing serious. but after a min. he collasped on the ground dead, the bullet went through his hand and into his heart. so for a couple of minutes he was "dead" because his heart was completely destroyed, yet he was still walking\talking.
"Death is defined as the cessation of all vital functions of the body including the heartbeat, brain activity (including the brain stem), and breathing."

Though to me if your brain doesn't fuction = you are basically dead. Sure the body might live but if it can't do anything and can't continue living without machines it's pretty much dead to me.

And why was he able to do stuff after his heart was destroyed? That's because if your heart stops pumping you die because your brain doesn't get oxygen, not because your heart stops pumping.
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well whats really dead? my history teacher last year told us a story about his brother or somebody he knew i cant remember.

he was driving and from the car next to him he heard a scream and then a gunshot, then the car pulled over and he pulled over too so he could help. i guy came out and apprently he got shot on the hand, nothing serious. but after a min. he collasped on the ground dead, the bullet went through his hand and into his heart. so for a couple of minutes he was "dead" because his heart was completely destroyed, yet he was still walking\talking.
LMAO.

Damn.

He wasn't dead until the amount of blood not being pumped through his body to vital organs took affect. Thus, seconds or minutes until he DIED.

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LMAO.

Damn.

He wasn't dead until the amount of blood not being pumped through his body to vital organs took affect. Thus, seconds or minutes until he DIED.

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Hah, he did DIE didn't he.....wow what a shock...bullet thru heart and he DIED.
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there is a person who survived 3 bullets to the head.
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