Free Download of : STIFF-The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers- Mary Roach
The way I see it , being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back . The brain has shut down . The flesh begins t o soften . Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you .
If I were to take a cruise, I would prefer that it be one of those research cruises, where t he passengers, while still spending much of the day lying on their backs with blank minds, also get to help out with a scientist ‘ s research project . These cruises take their passengers to unknown , unimagined places. They give them the chance t o do things they would not otherwise get to do.
I guess I feel the same way about being a corpse. Why lie around on your back when you can do something interesting and new, something useful ? …….