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When a loved one dies, families typically are left with two options: burial or cremation. A California lawmaker wants to give families a third option, which is being pitched as a "green alternative" to traditional cremation -- chemically dissolve the body, keep the powdery residue and pour the liquefied remains down the drain. But the procedure, too graphic to describe, has had some trouble getting off the ground. Assemblyman Jeff Miller had to shelve his proposal last year after a visiting scientist pointed out that the process might not be as safe as advertised. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by jaynkeel
We can't keep on burying people. We're running out of land and it"s really kind of a waste of money when you think about it. You spend 5,000 dollars for a casket and then bury it? I think cremation or this new method are better options than what we've been using for hundreds of years. We have to start thinking about future generations and start preserving our land resources.
I don't know about this one. I myself have never been a big fan of cremation the old fashioned way let alone something like this. Just dissolve the body and pour it down the drain? Sounds kinda creepy jeff dahlmerish to me. Let alone the thought of the person going off to the sewage treatment plant. At least with the old way people could go to the beach or to the woods to visit their loved ones where they scattered their ashes. Whats next turning the bodies into food, soylent green anyone?
Originally posted by SourGrapes
I just wish I could be buried in a wooden box; sans formaldehyde, and any other 'unnatural' preservatives. To die,, then be reunited with Mother Earth, in a natural progression, just seems 'normal' to me. I can't think of any other way that I'd like to rest, eternally.
Why do we have to preserve our bodies with all of these unnatural substances? I just don't get it. Then again, I really don't know enough about the scientific ramifications, but still..I can't see why the most simple way of recycling isn't the best alternative?
Originally posted by bismos
personally im hoping i can get a sky burial so that i may return to the earth instead of having to wait for my casket to decay.
Sky Burial (Warning: Graphic)