BodyWorlds 3 in Los Angeles

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    Mar 26, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    has anyone been to a BodyWorlds exhibit? It's quite amazing! I just saw Bodyworlds 3 yesterday at the CA science center in LA. They had a theme related to the cardiac system throughout the exhibit. It was really well-done, and I'm probably going to go back another time or two because other friends want to see it, and plus I just love the show, icon_biggrin.gif


    Anyone else seen this show in other areas? I highly recommend seeing it if it's in your town.
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    Mar 26, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    i saw bodyworlds2 when it was in montreal. i think it's pretty cool. and i know alot of people are fairly against the plastination process for the purpose of "art".

    there's alot of controversy around these exhibits. if you can find it, i think 60 minutes did a segment on them, and Bodyworlds came up much much cleaner than it's competing exhibits.
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    Mar 26, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    jms84 saidi saw bodyworlds2 when it was in montreal. i think it's pretty cool. and i know alot of people are fairly against the plastination process for the purpose of "art".

    there's alot of controversy around these exhibits. if you can find it, i think 60 minutes did a segment on them, and Bodyworlds came up much much cleaner than it's competing exhibits.


    yeah! i've heard about those issues too, i need to look up more newsbits about that.
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    Mar 26, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    one of the issues was that some of the parts, and full bodies, were being processed in what looks like a shanty town. this "operation" claimed to be part of some university in china, which denied ever being part of it.

    i don't remeber which exhibition it was, but majority of the bodies on display we're noticeably chinese, and no one knew who they were. it's believed many of the chinese bodies are executed prisoners.
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    Mar 26, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    All things being equal, I would seriously consider checking this out. But, the ethical issues here concern me greatly. One need look no further than China's recent history with pet food, etc. The lack of ethics seems pervasive. If these subjects didn't willingly donate their bodies to science, then I have a problem with it. These people, whoever they were -- even prisoners, deserve dignity in death.
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    Mar 27, 2008 8:25 AM GMT
    It was a great exibit! I attended on Easter Sunday and it was truly amazing! I would totaly go see it again. My favorite body was the man throwing the spear.
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    Mar 27, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    runner16 saidIt was a great exibit! I attended on Easter Sunday and it was truly amazing! I would totaly go see it again. My favorite body was the man throwing the spear.


    Awesome!! I'm planning to go see it again myself!

    and i agree, the spear-throwing guy was one of my favorites too. i also liked the man balancing on 3 wooden spheres