|Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):|
I saw the Bodyworlds 2 exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre with my biology class. I must say it was very interesting to see what the human body looks like on the inside. I definatly support it as long as the people know what their bodies are going for.
I also paid a visit to this exhibition.
It was a phenomenal insight as to how the human being operates and functions or indeed fails to function. Seeing it first hand instead of in text books certainly helps you to understand just how complex homosapiens are.
The way that diseases and illnesses affect the body is also perfectly portrayed and described in terminology that visitors of all ages could understand.
People have stated that it is disgusting and disrespectful but to be honest, people donated their bodies to plastination while they were still in good health and Von Hagens has only performed their wish after passing.
I had completed a form requesting further information on the subject and received a very informative package in the mail just before Christmas. It's interesting that the majority of Von Hagens work actually go to universities and training hospitals but not actually for public display in the Body Worlds exhibition.
Having said this, I haven't yet had the courage to complete the form to donate my body to science.
I would like to see the examinations and postmortems as mentioned above. Not to be morbid but just out of curiousity, hopefuly they will show it over here.