Now I wasn’t quite sure whether the topic I have chosen for this week’s #TOTW was a late April Fools’ Day joke or some such like, because it all sounds a bit like something out of a science-fiction novel to be honest:
“will gain unique insights into the state of
#humanbraindeath” Morally/ethically acceptable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/03/dead-could-be-brought-back-to-life-in-groundbreaking-project/ …
The CEO of Bioquark Inc., Dr. Ira Pastor, was quoted as saying:
“This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime.”
Really? Reversal of death? I have to confess to knowing very little about brain death and as such this article has prompted me to dig out some of the textbooks from my postgrad that have chapters on the subject. As to the ethical/moral debate around whether or not is is right to be carrying out such experiments, well until I know more about it then I wouldn’t like to say. My initial reaction however, is one of scepticism and a little unease.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Please feel free to share them by commenting here or on my Facebook page. I’d be really interested to hear other people’s views and opinions on this.