Respectful Insolence

I’m not sure whether this is reassuring or depressing.

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So…how much is your cadaver worth?

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Comments

  1. #1 Barry
    July 22, 2007

    Orac, you’re not thinking creatively. First, your wife doesn’t report your death (assuming that (a) you have a wife and (b) she can get away with it).

    Second, call the DI, and offer to sell your lifelike remains (assuming lifelikeness) to them.

    The DI gets some Disney people to run some control gizmos through your flesh, turning you int a DI zombie.

    They then have you make videos, and do video conferencing, denouncing Darwinism.

  2. #2 daedalus2u
    July 22, 2007

    If that happened, I think that Orac would start spinning so rapidly that we could power the whole planet from the energy.

  3. #3 Niobe
    July 22, 2007

    $6175.- and I considered a cesarean to be serious surgery.

  4. #4 Nurse K
    July 22, 2007

    I think the lifelong diabetes pushed me passed the 4K. I’ll have some good, mangled kidneys and retinopathic eyes for someone to dissect someday without the burden of excess fat.

  5. #5 Jacob Wintersmith
    July 22, 2007

    Heh, this reminds me of Lloyd Cohen, who’s found a very pointed way to protest the US laws which prevent people from selling their organs (and thereby restrict supply and cause many preventable deaths). He has specified in his will that his organs will go to people needing them, but only if his estate is paid for them. It makes the moral choice exceptionally clear: either pay, and save a life; or stubbornly insist that buying and selling organs somehow violates the sanctity of human life, and condemn a sick person to death to uphold that principle.

  6. #6 Susang
    July 22, 2007

    $4,340.00. Hmmm…I wonder why I’m worth more than you are, Big Bro.

  7. #7 Julia
    July 22, 2007

    $4455.

  8. #8 DuWayne
    July 22, 2007

    Hmmm. I am not sure how, as a smoker, I manage to come out as more valuable than you, but I’m worth $4140. Of course, I don’t drink, so that may put me up there, but still.

  9. #9 Alan Kellogg
    July 23, 2007

    c$5,300.00

    Obesity and age beats diabetes and smoking. :D

  10. #10 Calli Arcale
    July 23, 2007

    They may not just be thinking about selling tissues for transplantation but for dissection as well. People with more health issues may make more interesting subjects, and thus their cadavers may be in higher demand for certain lines of research.

  11. #11 makeminetrauma
    July 26, 2007

    $4325.00 I couldn’t get the HTML to copy on my own blog, so I guess my brain is out of the research.

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