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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by stormrage112345, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. stormrage112345

    stormrage112345 Banned

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    Define alive

    After all the controversy over Terry Schiavo, does anyone care to define the words alive and living for me? When does someone technically die? :confused:
     
  2. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    I consider Terri no longer a human.

    If she started walking around and biting people to spread infectious zombie disease, I won't hestitate to put a bullet in her head.

    10 days without food is borderline zombie-ish.
     
  3. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    *news flash*

    She passed away yesterday morning. Just FYI.
     
  4. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    And it was 13 days without food and water. She lasted longer than zombies.
     
  5. Lord_Shinnok

    Lord_Shinnok IncGamers Member

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    not dead.



    10 chars.
     
  6. Raistlin Majere

    Raistlin Majere IncGamers Member

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    According to the scale when they decide to level of a coma, Someone who has been in the ground for 10 years still scores a 3 out of 5.
     
  7. IDupedInMyPants

    IDupedInMyPants Banned

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    Your questions don't have anything at all to do with Schiavo or similar cases. Just thought you should know.
     
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    deadish

    10count'em101010
     
  9. Omikron8

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    If you want the medical definition then "dead" means that the heart has stopped.
     
  10. dantose

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    Death can be tied to any number of events.

    Heart stopping

    Electrical activity of the heart stopping

    The amorphous loint at which some one can no longer be resucitated.

    Cessation of brain function (either cognitive or total)

    and more
     
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    All I know for sure, is that Johnny Number 5 was in fact, alive.
     
  12. Merick

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    The big deabte here is whether recessitatable counts as alive. I believe the record is about an hour clinicly dead. This person was in freezing cold water for most of that time, but was revived with heart stimulating drugs. If you are "dead" but then revived, were you ever dead? It's a matter of how you d.efine "dead" which is and always will be as hazy as the definition of "alive"
     
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    Is there like a legal or perhaps official medical definition of it?
     
  14. IDupedInMyPants

    IDupedInMyPants Banned

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    Until Johnny Number 6 disassembled his feeding tube.
     
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    Necrolestes IncGamers Member

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    The doctor is in

    A patient is declared dead by a medical coroner (or other practicing, licensed physician) when all of the following are absent:

    1) Corneal reflex = this is a blink reflex elicited when a wisp of cotton is passed over the eyeball

    2) Pupillary reflex = the pupil no longer responds to light stimulation

    3) Carotid pulse = the pulse of the carotid artery as it ascends the neck to enter the head and supply the brain

    4) Deep pain - sternal pain = the ability to visibly respond to painful stimuli

    5) Spontaneous breathing = breathing without the assistance of a respirator

    6) Heart beat = speaks for itself

    I hope this helps.
     
  16. neophase

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    people die in choosing... in acting out freely.

    people live through stillness, in not moving, in listening, in understanding the truth - love, service, faith, discernment.

    easy as that.
     
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    The Cutting Crew just died in your arms tonight.
     
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    Was it something I said?
     
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    Journey man, Journey...

    And as for aliveness, (for Schivo) if the brain has abcessed there's no hope for ever "waking up" from a coma like that...
     

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