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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:04 am
    Link: Have You Ever Disected a Frog at School? - Most teens kids do in science class eventually--this illustration shows what`s inside. So is school dissection cruel?
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    zmeace Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:08 am
    so why did we need this on I-A-B?
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    MagsHeadroom Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:08 am
    yay, philosophical discussion on a website filled with angsty teens and self-important idiots
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:11 am
    I never had to do it in school. Personally I do find it cruel and think the frogs should at least be dead before dissection. I mean at any other time this would be considered animal cruelty but because it`s just a frog and in the name of "science" it`s magically okay to open up a living animal. If other people want to do it then whatever but I want no part in it.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:14 am
    I think it`s unnecessary. After all we do have virtual frogs, all ready to dissect again and again!
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:15 am
    We were never allowed to disect frogs in school. Apparantly, the nerves in the spinal cords can cause cancer or something, I`m not entirely sure how true that is, I think our school just didn`t want to spend the money...

    As for the moral issue, I think dissections are perfectly acceptable, I don`t want to come across as shallow, but they`re only frogs.

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    squishifishi Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:17 am
    yeah...not looking forward to that.
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    maedene Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:17 am
    we dissected rats
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:19 am
    No. They were born and bred for a scientific death.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:20 am
    We did`nt have floating frogs back in my school days.
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    seeks_love Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:20 am
    I, thankfully, never had to dissect anything more than an owl pellet at school. Which was actually pretty fun ^_^
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    DarkMonkey Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:21 am
    Wow.. cool photo
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:21 am
    Nope, but we cut open a pig heart. Very bloody stuff.
  14. Profile photo of DarkMonkey
    DarkMonkey Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:23 am
    Also, GothicQueen;

    When you dissect an animal, they are generally dead, with their blood removed. The reek of formaldehyde is part of the fun of the experience :)

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    Killa_JC Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:23 am
    random picture ftw?

    or discussion thread?

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:25 am
    We got to dissect a fetal pig in high school. You had to break to break the jaw to get into its throat. Man, it was hard to break too. Just had to keep pulling and pulling until you heard it snap.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:28 am
    Never did that. We dissected a cow eye, once. Interesting to see the different parts, though gross. Also, dissection isn`t bad, it`s vivisection that`s cruel.
  18. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Oh yeah, "dissected" is misspelled.

    If we didn`t perform dissections and experiments on animals a large part of our medical advancements would be erased. The kid who loved dissected frogs in high school may either grow up to be a serial killer, or may make an amazing medical breakthrough in his life.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:33 am
    Is it cruel to cut up a dead frog? No. How could it be? You can`t be cruel to an inanimate thing. In the same way that it isn`t cruel to break apart a rock, it isn`t cruel to cut up an already dead animal.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:38 am
    No, unnecessary, especially in school. Dissecting is a skill that medical students and vets need. They can practice on cadavers but I really don`t think that the average pupil can benefit in any way, other than to learn that it is okay to kill frogs for no good reason. That line of thinking is not very helpful to society at large.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Nah. Its a great way for kids to learn biology.
  22. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:42 am
    other than to learn that it is okay to kill frogs for no good reason

    1) the pupils do not kill the frogs, they`re already dead
    2) education is an excellent reason

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    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:50 am
    they dont use frogs anymore

    they use rats btw
    just thought we would let ya know
    here in texas anyways....

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:52 am
    I loved dissecting the frog in middle school... it was all preserved so we didn`t have to kill it and there wasn`t any blood or anything.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:55 am
    The frogs are already dead, so the debate should be about is it okay to kill frogs for scientific knowledge? I say yes. We didn`t do all this evolving for no reason. LOOK AT MAH THUMBS
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:56 am
    "GothicQueen: I never had to do it in school. Personally I do find it cruel and think the frogs should at least be dead before dissection. I mean at any other time this would be considered animal cruelty but because it`s just a frog and in the name of "science" it`s magically okay to open up a living animal. If other people want to do it then whatever but I want no part in it."

    I dunno where the hell you heard this or what school you went to, but all dissections hsve dead animal`s. I took a beginner course on Human anatomy since my school had academy`s and Human anatomy was under Medical academy (i don`t remember the exact name). Anyways, we dissected a lot and they were all dead and been dead.

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:00 am
    We used pig heads in CO
    When I was a freshman, the Juniors used cats =(
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    readme08 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Frogs, rats, and fetus pigs are for pussies.

    Ever dissected a full grown pregnant female cat, mother****ers

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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:07 am
    We didn`t get to disect anything.
    Some classes got to disect cows hearts, but that was it. D:
    I wanted to disect stuff.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:08 am
    I never saw the problem with dissecting an already dead, well preserved frog. And since most of the other girls in my science class were all "omgewwwww!" over it, I got a chance to show them up. Pansies!
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:09 am
    I agree with Opie and they still use frogs here, I wouldn`t want to do a rat.
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    Antonin Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:10 am
    How can it be cruel if the frog is dead? What would actually be cruel is if we dissected frogs while they were still alive.

    And I agree with Almightybob1, education is a good reason.

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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Virtual dissection ftw.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:11 am
    why would you dissect a frog? what does that teach you?.. when you get a surgery.. please don`t ask your doctor what knowledge he has.. he might answer "yeah.. I once dissected a frog in high school"... you`ll sleep well
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
    I never did a frog. We did pork eyes, fetal pigs, beef hearts, rats (one was pregnant - that was super cool), and cats. Oh, and squids.

    I woulda` enjoyed frogs, though.

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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
    I dunno where the hell you heard this or what school you went to, but all dissections hsve dead animal`s. I took a beginner course on Human anatomy

    Pity you didn`t take a beginner`s course in English, they you`d know when not to use a bloody apostrophe! Hah, Grammar nazis rule!

    Re. the frog, great picture!

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
    @readme: I`m pretty sure doing such things are the signs of a budding serial killer.

    Is school dissection cruel? Not really, these frogs are raised for the deed. I think alternative options should be raised though... (i actually remember what everything in the picture is from my 8th grade dissection so clearly it did something)

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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Oh, I guess I should add a cadaver in there, too. That was probably one of the more... Uh... Relevant ones. XD
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    teelelen Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:17 am
    disecting animals is drating awsome
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:18 am
    Corydoras,

    Didn`t you just post that? It did post, you know. No need to spam the board with your thoughts. :)

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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:21 am
    readme08
    Male, 13-17, Southern US
    39 Posts Saturday, December 5, 2009 11:02:06 AM
    Frogs, rats, and fetus pigs are for pussies.
    Ever dissected a full grown pregnant female cat, mother****ers

    And here, ladies and gents, is a future serial killer
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:24 am
    We used cats in high school I named mine Senor Cha-Che Whiskers.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:29 am
    Mmmmm. Frog!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:30 am
    we were supposed to get do cow eyes... but we never got to it =/
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Dissecting frogs was really fun despite the fact it smelled badly.
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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:35 am
    I was eating :(
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    madallycat Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:44 am
    we used fetal pigs at my high school. just the smell was enough to enduce vomiting.
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    MLime Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:52 am
    That looks pretty cool.. I wish we could dissect frogs, but we`re going straight to pigs
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:53 am
    "I was eating :("

    I guess you can`t eat and read captions at the same time.

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    parkm Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:54 am
    OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

    I`ve done it with cow eyes.
    Tis` fun.

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    tyrice Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:54 am
    well thats super duper off-putting... here i am waiting for my man to come over for sum fun and now all i feel like doing is upchucking...
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:58 am
    glad i was expelled before any dissecting of animals took place. nice spelling fail btw
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm
    I got dibs on the blue green thing..
  54. Profile photo of MAlb3d
    MAlb3d Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Not cruel at all, and that`s coming from a vegetarian...and also a biologist. It`s in the name of science. I think every kid should be exposed to a circulatory system so they have a better understanding of how their body works. True, a frog is not like a human...and that`s why in college you dissect pig fetuses! That`s a hundred times as cool!
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Let`s see, in middleschool dissected a worm and a frog. Highschool dissected a rat in biology, cat in anatomy, sheep`s heart, sheep`s eye, beetles (god those were disgusting), our finger (blood tests for a month). So far in college for my pre-med it has been another frog, another worm, a starfish, a chicken liver, and all the bacteria you could want in micro. Being I haven`t taken anatomy yet, the only thing I have left to dissect is a human cadaver. So to answer the question, no I don`t think it is cruel. A lot of the structures in a frog, sheep eye, sheep heart, muscle structure in a cat are similar to that of a human, and a were very important to my education.
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    obbycomma Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Link spelling fail. : / The last time I had to dissect a frog, one of my friends cut off the legs then dropped them in offering buckets at church.
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    Asakura Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    we dissected squids. i almost threw up.
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    how i dissected a squid for bio last year and i had so much fun i dissected 3 more
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    o and btw its not even close to cruel--very stupid question fancy and gratz on a failed attempt at an intelligent argument
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    Lorodiam Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Its so colourful.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    I don`t think it`s cruel, the kill the animals humanely and they only use animals that there is already an over abundance of.

    I`ve dissected worms, frogs, cows eyes, fetal pigs, pregnant rats... :/

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    ive disected a lot of things, but actually never a frog.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    I didn`t dissect frogs we dissected fetal pigs
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    Lonley_girl Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    omg im disecting comw eye monday :(
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    d3athcr33ps Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Heart, ovary, small intestine/ large intestine/ stomach, liver/ gallbladder. It`s red and blue because they inject them with red and blue latex to preserve the vascular and repository system or else it will turn into goop. Whats really gross is finding dead ones that aren`t preserved with formaldehyde and cutting that open.
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    zep fan Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    We had to dissect frogs in middle school using safety scissors. I cried. :-P
  67. Profile photo of _Truth_
    _Truth_ Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    Kinda hard to be cruel to something that`s already dead u_u
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    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    i only dissected a rat, as you can see. and it was damn cool
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    um why would this be cruel? really? it`s already dead. i mean sure maybe the frogs had feelings... but really? you think frogs are more important than the other animals they happen to kill inhumanely?
    gosh people at least get your priorities straight
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    feiku Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    "I don`t think it`s cruel, the kill the animals humanely and they only use animals that there is already an over abundance of."
    So because it`s an over abundance, it`s okay? Humans are way overpopulated but no one is killing us in mass quantities for dissection.
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    Riftsong Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    From what I understand, the whole frog dissection debate started earlier, when the frog was dissected LIVE but with its spine paralysed so it couldn`t more. Nowadays that is not done.

    Also, to people who think this is still cruel, I must ask a question. Do you eat meat?

    If keeping animals in close confinement or killing animals bothers you AND you eat meat, it is time for you to sit down and re-evaluate.

    (Personally I am a vegetarian but find biology dissections fascinating. Go figure.)

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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    If the frog is still alive during dissection, then yes it is cruel. If the frog is killed inhumanely, then yes it is cruel. But if the frog is killed in a humane matter, and it lived a long life, then I see no problem.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    I hope that anybody who thinks this is cruel has never eaten meat in their life.
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    JTheGreat Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Our class has to dissect a frog this year.

    It`ll be cool, but I`ll most likely feel bad later.

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    odc Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    I think students should then have to eat said frogs after disection, and the teachers should too. The United States is one of the few countries that hasn`t developed the taste for frog. It`s a real shame.
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    mlr1021 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Not cruel. Just gross.
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    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    I don`t dissect in class, I do the crappy online versions.
    I`m also a vegetarian, and I think if you believe dissection is cruel, then you should be a vegetarian. Because if not, that`s kinda hypocritical.
    I`m not pushing it on anyone, I`m just sayin`.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    I had to dissect a heart in Biology a few days ago. Before we started though I made it into a hand puppet using the arteries and veins.

    p.s. Hearts look weird on the inside.

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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    odc: The problem is that frogs for dissection are stored in formaldehyde, which is toxic. Typical meat preservation techniques would ruin the frog for dissection. So we`re back to the cruelest possibility, of having live frogs for dissection.
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    mjfoxman Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    never dissected a frog in school, we dissected a pig fetus instead. i named mine Wilbur.
  81. Profile photo of Qtee_mo
    Qtee_mo Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Everything was pink...
  82. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Some parts look like noodles.

    I like noodles.

    And boobies.

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    PoonHat Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    I dissected a pig, as well. I named mine Sir Bacon Esquire the 3rd.
    :D
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    DaisyDope Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    hah, its deflated. ive cut up a pigs eye and heart.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    we disected all kinds of things in bio. star fish, crawdads, grasshoppers, fetal pigs, cats, fish, frogs, the works.


    it was one of the coolest things ive ever done.


    kids should keep disecting, its cool.

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    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    I dissected a mouse once. It smelled horrible.. well, like the entrails of a dead mouse actually.
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    motownc Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    I helped dissect a cadaver in my degree level physiology course, If it`s accepted practise to cut up humans in the name of education then surely frogs are fair game. I did hear stories of the med students stealing the male cadaver`s genitalia and leaving it in a nightclub toilet but I`m sure that`s urban legend.
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    acanatane Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    @sweetrebelnc: ye ive cut up pooloads of stuff too in bio. its way better way to learnt than reading a book!
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    I`ve dissected human beings.
    And screw the hippies who say no to dissection. If it weren`t for dissection we would know nothing about anatomy. Screw them.
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    in my high school biology, and A&P class, we got to take 2 field trips to see a HUMAN dissection... well, it was a preserved body who signed off on this to happen after he died. actually, we didn`t see the actual dissection, but we hot to get up close and see the professor demonstrate certain things... and this was in 11`th and 10th grade... BEAT THAT IN HIGHSCHOOL!
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    green_batman: formaldehyde is rarely used anymore for that reason. a substitute is in much wider use these days.
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    in my high school biology, and A&P class, we got to take 2 field trips to see a HUMAN dissection... well, it was a preserved body who signed off on this to happen after he died. actually, we didn`t see the actual dissection, but we hot to get up close and see the professor demonstrate certain things... and this was in 11`th and 10th grade... BEAT THAT IN HIGHSCHOOL!
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    Metal_idol Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    Pretty cool.

    We got to dissect baby pigs and goat organs when I was in highschool a few years ago.

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    kawawakaba Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    cruel= inflicting pain or suffering

    dead frog = cannot feel pain and cannot suffer

    therefore: the evisceration of a frog is not cruel

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    malinschen Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    My teacher was vegetarian and refused to let us cut or harm any living creatures. "There are good pictures of it anyway, so we don`t have to open them"
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    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    Dissection is always fun. I`ve dissected a frog (twice), a squid, worm, crawfish, and a fetal pig. It`s amazing how the bigger animals, like the fetal pig, had organs very similar to humans. That was all done in biology. I have friends in Anatomy who have dissected cats, dogs, etc.

    Dissection isn`t cruel though...I mean it`s dead. :|

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    cmdgordon Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    we dissect a frog, also fetal pigs, a starfish, a crab, rats and a shark. it was pretty cool. oh and a cow eyeball a few years before those.
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    kokuryuha Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    When I was in high school, they used cats. Thankfully, I never took the class....^^;
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    HUFFER Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    Never had to do that in highschool, but I did "dissect" deer when we went hunting. Not fun.
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    Chinatown411 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    I remember dissecting a worm a few years ago. The stench was horrible. Made me want to gag.
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    kronosbr Male 18-29
    274 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    we dont dissect animals in highschool here in brazil
    but i think thats a good learning tool
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    I kept getting mad with all that yellow junk (which I didn`t know what it was, and my teacher was unsure) and then I started pulling out eggs O.o I`m an animal lover, but I figure it`s already dead. Lost cause. I put one in a plastic bag with some formaldehyde and named it Loopy. Kept her in a jar ^.^
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    swantonbomb7 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    We had to dissect baby pigs. Horrible smell, and i had lunch right afterward. Needless to say during that time i never ate.
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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    lol, SILVERTHREAD
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    I never liked the thought of taking apart the body of an animal...back in middle school I saw it as disrespectful. Then I rationalized that if it was to educate and learn, then the use of the dead was not disrespectful.

    I still cannot stand taxidermy though.

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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    BOOM FROGSHOT
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    Stork_Berry Female 18-29
    53 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    Om nom nom.
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    batyzero Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    @ SammyCyanide @

    You are the most awesometastic person I know.

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    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
    329 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    I had to dissect a frog in middle school, but I had to do it WITHOUT gloves. The teacher ran out of gloves and I couldn`t back out without risking an F. Good thing I`m not easily disgusted.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 12:25 am
    My Highschool traumatized me. To this day I find myself wondering from time to time, where the hell they found grashoppers that were so freakin huge. The ones we cut up were larger than your average rat... what ...the... heck???
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    wyo Male 18-29
    97 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 12:29 am
    Last year, we had to disect a bobcat at the collage, so a frog is nothing. Smelled horrible too.
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    srg-fuery Female 18-29
    23 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 12:55 am
    Yum.
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    arniegrape Female 18-29
    109 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 1:27 am
    haha collage! what a caca sniffer
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 2:35 am
    I have dissected a piglet when I was like 13. HORRIBLE smell. And without gloves too, Hylian4Hire :P And a fish without gloves. Damn, we are crazy in Denmark
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    Joshyboy989 Male 13-17
    169 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 3:15 am
    I consider myself lucky to be British. Hooray for the RSPCA!
  116. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 3:21 am
    i remember doing this in 8th grade. It sucked.
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 4:08 am
    we never did a frog. we did a sheep`s heart, and a bull`s eyeball.
  118. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 7:14 am
    Ok- the frog/ whatever is dead, and dissection is a useful learning tool for THOSE WHO NEED IT. But the frogs got killed deliberately in order for them to be dissected. High school students do not need to know how to dissect an animal, so what you are actually teaching is that it is okay to kill for no good reason other than curiousity. It should not matter whether it is a mouse or a man, we should not teach kids to kill anything unless there is a sound reason. Medical students have a good reason, so do vets etc, not 16yr old kids who are never going to have use for this knowledge.
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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    716 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 7:25 am
    We dissected a pig, a frog, an earthworm and a flatworm in my biology class. The one that got the most girly screams (not necessarily from girls) was the pig.

    Of course that was back in the stone age. :-P

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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 8:52 am
    I don`t think dissection is in any way a necessary learning tool any more. You can just use computers to watch a video of a dissection, for example. Just unnecessary.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 8:54 am
    I think they should only include disection in higher ed biology, when you might actually want/ need to know that stuff, otherwise it`s quite a waste, although one could argue that they only kill commoner species.

    I cut through a kidney once, it was like cutting jelly with scissors. What was more worrying was when they wheeled out 2 pairs of lungs, one from a pig and one - I think - from a dead smoker with a donor card. Eeugh! Also I`ve seen a biology student dissect an eye. And a liver. He enjoyed it, and it was of course very gory.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 9:30 am
    I don`t think dissection is in any way a necessary learning tool any more. You can just use computers to watch a video of a dissection, for example. Just unnecessary.

    I`ve been watching professional footballers curl free kicks for years, and I still can`t do it. Some things you can`t learn just by watching someone else do them.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 9:41 am
    madduck: many things wrong with that post.

    Saying it doesn`t matter whether it`s a mouse or a man is plain stupid. There`s no point pretending that a mouse`s life is of equal value to a human`s, because that`s just not the case. As a social species, humans have evolved to help each other, and value the lives of each other.
    If you really value human life on a par with other animal life, maybe you should start some cannibalism, help reduce the overpopulation of humans. After all, shouldn`t matter if it`s mouse or man, right?

    Basically, it`s a stupid plan. You`re saying we should only teach people things they`re definitely going to need to know. That`s not education, that`s training.
    To avoid teaching people unneccessary information, we`d need to know every child`s future profession before they started school.

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    ILuvMJ Female 13-17
    151 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 9:51 am
    all the PETA freaks just shut up, your organization kills animals too. dissection is a hands-on way to learn about the body of whatever you are dissecting, and is fun for some people. those of you that suggest that dissection teaches it`s ok for you to kill for curiosity, if you are dissecting an animal, you likely aren`t 5. some of those kids kill random animals for curiosity anyways, and the kids who grow up to be serial killers were likely going down that road anyways.
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    FrenchFry89 Female 18-29
    50 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 11:28 am
    i had to dissect a cat.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 11:42 am
    We had to disect fetal pigs, with red rubber in their veins and blue rubber in their arteries. The worst thing about it was the smell of the formaldehyde.
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    d3athcr33ps Male 18-29
    30 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 11:47 am
    The funny thing bout PETA they kill more animals nationally than all animal shelters. The animals they "liberate" they don`t find homes for so they use animal euthanasia. http://www.petakillsanimals.com/
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    Reaper8 Female 18-29
    107 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Almightybob1: you are my hero. Those who say no one uses the information gathered by dissection? I`m going to graduate school in the fall for wildlife parasitology.. Yes, I will be dissecting lots of animals for scientific purposes, no it`s not cruel, and yes, I`m glad I had to dissect things in high school.
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    heresrobo Female 13-17
    83 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    Did anyone ever dissect owl pellets?
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    The frog looks like it was dissected with a fire cracker...
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    Heresrobo - I did!!!!
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    At some point in time the greatest doctors in this country did animal dissections in high school. For some, it was those dissections that introduced them to something they love. Maybe without them, they would`ve never even become doctors.

    I`m sure most of you can remember one thing that inspired you, clicked with you, introduced you into something you loved.

    So drat PETA for wanting to take that away. It`s like saying we shouldn`t read Dickens `cause it`s offensive to non-English speakers. dratin` morons.

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    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    The famous interwebz asploding frog
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    explody Female 13-17
    104 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    I remember dissecting a frog. It`s actually very interesting.
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    CafeKiki Female 18-29
    17 posts
    December 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    I agree with obhwfgirl, dissections shouldn`t be taken out of school, but I think the students SHOULD get an alternative if they find dissections morally wrong. I refused to do this when I was in high school and got in a lot of trouble for it.
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    Tinara Male 30-39
    19 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 2:43 am
    How come when someone says dissection is cruel, a bunch of idiots start saying they`re PETA members? That doesn`t make sense. Then again, IAB is full of users with minimal brain power, so I shouldn`t be surprised.
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    nellybelly Female 13-17
    10 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 7:19 am
    yall are stupid.
    dissecting frogs was fun.
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    acanatane Female 18-29
    276 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 8:27 am
    @joshboy989: what the hell u talking about your "lucky to be british, hooray for the RSPCA"?? if your implying it means no dissection then 1/ Im british and have done numerous dissections in biology, at many levels, 2/ the rspca doesnt have anything to do with the use of animal corpses, it focuses on cruelty - ie. ALIVE animals. as long as the dissection specimans were killed humanly theyd have nothing to do with it.

    dissection is awesome!!

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    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 9:32 am
    as long as animals are "killed humanely?" so you mean like.. murdered ethically? im pretty sure that doesnt work.
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    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 10:13 am
    Killed humanely means that you kill them fast and painless, instead of a slow and painfull death.

    What would you prefer?

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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    i refused that assignment.
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    heresrobo - i did the owl pellet thing. we got introuble for trying to save some of the bones we found in a plastic baggie.
  143. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    952 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    "So is school dissection cruel?"

    No.

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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    633 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    naah we never got to disect a frog.
    just a cow heart
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    LithiumOne Male 18-29
    153 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    As someone who has cut into human flesh for the sake of education, I can say that an understanding (or at least an acknowledgement) of cells, organs, and organ systems is vital for everyone to possess and can best be provided by hands-on experience; Regardless of whether those systems belong to a frog or to a human, the lesson is that the student learns about the overall function achieved by the functions of the subunits in the body, while gaining solid problem solving, memorization, and maturity skills in the process.
  146. Profile photo of LithiumOne
    LithiumOne Male 18-29
    153 posts
    December 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    To answer the questions:
    No. No cruelty involved.
    Yes. Frog, Pig fetus, Cat, Owl pellet, Iguana, Chimpanzee, and a couple of people.
  147. Profile photo of iahebert
    iahebert Male 18-29
    7 posts
    December 9, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    We dissected cats before, that was a lot of fun. I always thought frogs were kinda boring. Did that one 3 times.
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    jiberty Female 18-29
    28 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:58 am
    I have dissected a pig twice, a frog, a worm, and a starfish...

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