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July 30, 2006



I don't think humans are carnivores. :)


A flesh-eating animal.
Any of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons.
One who victimizes or injures others; a predator.
An insectivorous plant.

I guess you're right - I stand corrected. I meant meat-eaters. I'm a meat-eater. You knew what I meant.


Sounds gross - it's amazing what they consider art these days.


It was really great to see you and Dave this weekend - thanks for making the long drive up!

Just a note about Kathy's comment - it's interesting that you called this "art". That is one of the controversies surrounding this exhibit - is it art, or is it science? For me, it was truly an educational experience, so I consider it more science-based than art-based. I learned so many things that classroom lectures and text books never taught. Whether you consider it art or science, however, it's worth seeing for yourself. I truly have never seen anything like it.


I know the exhibit is quite controversial, but I don't think "art vs. science" is one of those controversies. It's not meant to be art - it's obviously intended to educate people. This is what the inside of your body looks like, this is what a smoker's lung looks like, etc. It's education. And I certainly don't see anything wrong with it.


Not to keep on this same topic forever, but yes, art vs. science is one of the main controversies. During my first visit to the exhibit, I took the audio tour along with me, and this is something they continuously bring up. Some people feel that the exhibit does not reflect an educational or scientific purpose and is an inappropriate use of the human body for artistic purposes. Now, I don't see how they can think that in any way, but some people are just a little nutty. :)

Yet others simply feel that although the exibit is scientific, the bodies are not respected, based on the different poses of the bodies. This one I can see a bit more, but still, for me, this isn't a valid argument. These people donated their bodies specifically for this exhibit. They knew what they were getting into.

There are many other topics to consider with this exhibit, and many other bits of controversy that go along with it. But who doesn't like a good discussion among friends? It'll help you learn even more, I say.

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