What difference does it make?

Over a year ago, my daughter were walking down a Chelsea sidewalk.

A homeless man walking in front of us froze so suddenly we stopped in our tracks.

He glared at an advertisement showing a human cadaver casually posed it’s skin removed to expose, muscles, tendons, veins, arteries and nerves. Vital organs extending out from its half rib cage.

“not right…”

The man turned to the people flowing past him. “They shouldn’t do that!”

Bodies’ Exhibitors Admit Corpse Origins Are Murky:

“After more than two years of assurances that the cadavers on display in a popular South Street Seaport exhibit were legally obtained in China, the company that runs the exhibit admitted on Thursday that it could not prove that the bodies were not those of prisoners who might have been tortured or executed.” — May 2008 NY Times

In a settlement with the State of New York, the exhibitor has promised refunds to anyone who has seen the exhibit and have changed their policies around acquiring new bodies.

The article quotes a man visiting the exhibit, “When you’re dead, you’re dead. What difference does it make?”

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.