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when does death begin?

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    I was watching or reading once, can't quite remember where but there was this test.  A swab that you put in your mouth that gives you a ph reading for you body and depending on your ph, determines whether you have stopped growing and have started dying. 

    I wonder, is there a "death" cell in our genes that determines when we die?

  2. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    Like a terminator switch. Interesting idea and concept.

  3. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    I haven't heard that, but I have seen a study that showed the weight of a person dropped (on average) by about 800 grams just after death. The question that was asked as a result was, "does the spirit/soul have a measurable weight?" hmm

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      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Death does relax sphincter muscles-- that could account for some weight loss, and dehydration starts very quickly.

      Philosophically, some could argue that death starts at birth. .  . others might say there is no death.

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        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        How would muscle relaxation produce a weight loss? The body was not moved off the (scled" bed. Whatever fluids were in the body just prior, were still accounted for, moments after.
        hmm

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I actually did watched something about that on History channel and the theory was inconclusive.

      I think it was 20 grams, and the weight loss came from the air and other things that are expelled from the body after death such as urine and fecies.

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        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        OOH YUK.
        Death is messy huh?
        Lord deliver me from this kind of an end. Amen.

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          sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Well at least you wont have to clean it up! lol smile

 
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