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09-25-2017 9:12 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/full...9822(17)30964-8

So is pulling the plug murder?

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09-26-2017 8:58 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Nah.

Murder is the premeditated killing of somebody who has their faculties totally intact. If you're a vegetable it's like aborting a sick baby. In a sense it's almost salvation from a shitty existence.

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a noradrenergic pathway important for arousal, alertness and the fight-or-flight response


I'd argue it's debatable if that is consciousness or just the brain operating on like the most basic levels.

At that point isn't it better to just die, if you are reduced to that. Because that just seems like..torture, or a living hell. You aren't you anymore, just the basal aspects of your mind work and a machine is keeping you out of the grave.

Your dreams, your hopes, your love, your fear, your talent, your interests. Everything about you is replaced by an Electrocardiograph going "beep..beep...beep." And you're just a corpse essentially, but because pathways in your brain still fire that's considered life?

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