11-12-2008, 11:04 AM #1
Stephen Fry in America--a visit to the Body Farm
Hi, folks...I've been watching Stephen Fry in America, which I think must be showing on BBC in America. Anyway, in Tennesee, he visited the Body Farm, which is basically an outdoor forensics lab that studies the decomposition of bodies, in order to make more accurate time-of-death calculations. Although it was a difficult place for Stephen to visit, he was genuinely appreciative of the work that they are doing and had high praise for their efforts. Here is a recent article from The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sciencean...Body-Farm.html'Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.' Dr Samuel Johnson
11-12-2008, 11:13 AM #2
and hooray for YouTube! Here it is, though it starts about halfway through the first link & finishes at the beginning of the second...sorry!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OP1i...eature=related'Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.' Dr Samuel Johnson
11-12-2008, 12:00 PM #3
HI Kitbits - I watched a show about The Body Farm a few days ago. I can't remember where now. It was really interesting and a little disturbing. I totally understand why they are doing and agree it is important but given my own uncomfortable feelings regarding death it would be very difficult for me to see bodies in various forms of decomposition. Just another day at the office for them!'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
11-13-2008, 09:43 AM #4
I guess it takes quite a strong constitution to adopt a purely 'clinical' attitude, though, I reckon sometimes, certain jobs in these fields get to even the strongest of the bunch!'Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.' Dr Samuel Johnson
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