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'Bodies' raises questions

July 30, 2008
"Premier cannot independenty verify that the human remains you are viewing are not those of persons who were incarcerated in Chinese prisons..."

So say the presenters of "Bodies...the Exhibition," the controversial show--featuring cadavers, body parts, and organs--being presented here at Claypool Court. And they are saying it only after New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo came after them.

This week, Nuvo Newsweekly published a statement saying it refused to sponsor or promote the event because the individuals whose bodies are being used did not consent.

I'm interested in your thoughts on the matter.

I'm also interested in a mummy named Demitrios, who is part of the "To Live Forever" exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. As far as I know, Demitrois and his peers didn't give their consent to having their bodies on display in museums.

Is time the only real difference between the two?
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