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dissection is awesome!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of course that was back in the stone age. :-P
You are the most awesometastic person I know.
I still cannot stand taxidermy though.
Dissection isn`t cruel though...I mean it`s dead. :|
We got to dissect baby pigs and goat organs when I was in highschool a few years ago.
it was one of the coolest things ive ever done.
kids should keep disecting, its cool.
I like noodles.
p.s. Hearts look weird on the inside.
It`ll be cool, but I`ll most likely feel bad later.
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.)
I`ve dissected worms, frogs, cows eyes, fetal pigs, pregnant rats... :/
I`ve done it with cow eyes.Tis` fun.
I guess you can`t eat and read captions at the same time.
Didn`t you just post that? It did post, you know. No need to spam the board with your thoughts. :)
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)
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!
I woulda` enjoyed frogs, though.
And I agree with Almightybob1, education is a good reason.
Ever dissected a full grown pregnant female cat, mother****ers
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.
they use rats btwjust thought we would let ya knowhere in texas anyways....
1) the pupils do not kill the frogs, they`re already dead2) education is an excellent reason
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.
or discussion thread?
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 :)
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.