Paul’s Perambulations

November 5, 2011

Oops, you’re dead. Then what?

Filed under: Education,General — admin @ 10:48 pm

With the development of civilization and technology, simple burial evolved into elaborate burial with embalming for apparent preservation.  Folks in the U.S. today often think it more appropriate to opt for cremation by a crematorium.  But cremation requires high temperatures for an extended period, consuming much energy that is increasingly in short supply on this planet. So maybe we should go back to simple. Fran says she wants a shroud burial and be eaten by the worms and recycled, as opposed to consuming excessive energy or lying around useless while you decay slowly and take up precious space.

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  1. p.s. Now Fran says she wants an all-natural organic cotton shroud, preferably homespun. Picky, picky, picky. (This is not atypical of discussions between Fran and me.)

    Comment by admin — January 18, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

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