Thursday, November 13, 2008
And I have been thinking about death and that word autopsy lately for some reason. Maybe it's because that word autopsy of that phrase "And an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death" appears in the paper a lot for some reason. And no one knows the hour or their death do they. And know one can predict the day of their death can they? And who knows what tomorrow may bring for today thy soul may be required of thee. And has anyone ever talked to the dead, as the dead know nothing, do they? And there must be lot of more sayings about that word death. And so I start to think about autopsies and wondering for what reason are they performed and can one not have them performed on ones self when one passes away. Does a hospital or some bureaucratic state own an individuals soul in the end and can cut and carve a body up as if a second death. And who is immune from receiving one of these what seems like an invasion of the body practices when one passes. And I have heard autopsies are performed for the purposed of money maybe, for a beneficiary to receive a death certificate to receive some sort of insurance claim. And are there other reasons for these necro post mortem examinations and procedures on the dead? Does one have a right to refuse an autopsy? Are their some cultures and religions who do not take part on this procedure. Are there some alternatives to traditional burials with embalmings and the like, or is that a whole another blog posting. Can these autopsy things be discontinued, if possible. Are they really necessary? And who wants to be cut up when they die. Does Wikipedia, that internet bible dictionary have an answer for this. And what was life and death like before the invention of the autopsy. And what does that word mean anyway, auto psy, to spy one oneself? Are these all utopian like questions to be pondered or is another world possible. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.