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originally posted by: anotheramethyst
Regarding spontaneous combustion:
I used to work at a cemetery and crematory. It takes very high temperatures to cremate a body, you're right about that. It also takes a long time. But, when a body is cremated, it does not turn into ashes. All the flesh melts and vaporizes into the air, and all the bones are left behind. The bones are all that's left, no ashes. A second machine crushes the bones, and that's what families receive as ashes. It's crushed bone. So any process that reduces a body entirely to ashes is a different process entirely. The cases of human combustion I am familiar with seemed to be a bizarrely localized but otherwise conventional fire.
My opinion on souls (because there's no suchthing as a fact about souls): everything that has consciousness has a soul. I think the soul is where awareness comes from.
originally posted by: playswithmachines
a reply to: Unity_99
Toasters have souls too: