Analysis Of Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadaver

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The use of cadavers when experimenting can indeed outweigh any or all potential breaches of respect for the dead. The tolerance of pain that cadavers have is nothing compared to the average human. Their supernatural ability allows ourselves as humans to use them for experiments. Experiments that of which ensure our survival and longevity in almost all aspects of life. One aspect is that of car safety. This subject is further explored in Mary Roach’s book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. As Roach addresses “cadaver… is helping researchers figure out how much force a human shoulder in a side-impact car crash can withstand before it registers a serious injury”(Roach 44). Though to some the use of cadavers as car crash test dummies…show more content…
The use of the dead is necessary to understand how the world functions. Without the use of the dead for our experiments in such fields as anatomy and physiology wouldn’t have come to light. Which help the living understand not only themselves but how to guarantee their limited time in a world full of unpredictability and dangers. The use of cadavers when experimenting can indeed outweigh any or all potential breaches of respect for the dead. The tolerance of pain that cadavers have is nothing compared to the average human. Their supernatural ability allows ourselves as humans to use them for experiments. Experiments that of which make sure our survival and longevity in almost all aspects of life. One aspect is that of car safety. This subject is further explored in Mary Roach’s book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. In fact, Roach addresses “cadaver… is helping researchers figure out how much force a human shoulder in a side-impact car crash can withstand before it registers a serious injury”(Roach 44). Though for some the use of cadavers as car crash test dummies may seem immoral in a moral aspect in this particular field. For the fact of using them for car crash test dummies. It nevertheless helps humans find ways to avoid certain…show more content…
The first cars came without a windshield, but over time it became a reality however with dangerous flaws. In result of a crash, the drivers, and passengers would come out alive with lacerations. Obviously wanting to change for driver’s safety, something or someone had to be tested to see the impacts and how to prevent such injuries. Luckily the cadavers were there to show the full effect of an impact head on to the laminated-glass windshields (Roach 45). Even the dead contributes to the automotive industry in many ways as “collective cadaver résumé boasts contributions to government legislation for lap-shoulder belts, air bags, dashboard padding, and recessed dashboard knobs" (Roach 45). The dead contributions to safe driving innovations may have gone unnoticed, but it nevertheless changed the way of how people drive. The impact and influence of the experimentation on human cadavers in the automotive industry paved a new wave of safety and security of one's life behind the

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