Body Worlds 3 is a current exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Are you kidding me?! Why would I want to pay a whopping $22 to see an exhibit made out of real human bodies? I think that is totally and completely gross. Plasticized or not, just know those are real folk in there is just plain creepy.
So, have any of y'all actually seen this before? I have no idea why it's at the Museum of Natural Science. There is just nothing natural about a prego lady lounging on a couch with her baby in the womb-- with their skin peeled off like in a horror movie! Y-U-C-K-Y !!! I would've thought that this would have been showing at some weird art museum...you know, the ones that have gross or just plain ugly stuff that they pass off as "art."
Perhaps I'm overreacting...ummm...Nope...I think everyone else around here is underreacting.
Have I mentioned how gross I think this whole thing is?
Good... I didn't want to give the impression that I actually like this sort of thing. I have a few weirdo friends, however, who have differing opinions...but I'll forgive them this time. After all, everyone's entitled to a few oddities (or in Gena's case, many oddities!). hehehe...
but somehow intriguing.
Yuck! I wouldn't want to see that, either. It's amazing what passes for art these days.
Yuck. Even with a degree in biology, I have no desire to see anything like that.
How old is your oldest child?
I've heard about Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I wouldn't mind seeing the book, but I don't really want to buy it, and I don't know if the library here would have it. I should check though.
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YUCK! YUCK! YUCK!!!!!
Even looking at the website made my skin crawl! That just creeps me out!
At first I thought-- my boys would probably think "Coooool" but after seeing the pics, I don't think so-- how weird. It's amazing what passes for "Art" these days. Hubby heard that KC was to be one of the few stops for the Dead Sea Scrolls-- now THAT we'll pay to see!
ummmm. That was disgusting. I didn't find seeing a man stripped of his skin....on a horse...stripped of it's skin...appealing. And I have quite a tough stomach. I just thought it was gross. (in pictures...I didn't go in person.)
I think I will try to get the book. There is a gal here in town who runs a homeschool lending library. I've never borrowed anything from her, but she probably has the book. I just spent a load on next year's curriculum, and we are headed to Scotland in two weeks, so I am not interested in spending more on books at least until after we get back.
My daughter is 7.5 and son is 4 (in Jan). I was going to say what age we started her, but I can't remember exactly, and I am trying to get lunch on just now.
i think that is totally cool!
(i know, i'm very weird, but i really think it shows the amazing design of God in every area)
the only thing that concerned me at first was "where do they get the specimens?" but it seems to be above board....
now, please don't take me off your friends list! LOL!
I agree with hippiechyk and I've actually been to it--and don't freak on me, but we took our children in Chicago (almost six & 1 1/2 at the time). We had been studying God's principle of design and individuality. I was so scared going in, but it was incredible. I have a very weak stomach, but after our lessons on how God has made everything so unique, I was in awe! It was sad, in a lot of instances, but focusing on God made it a worthwhile experience. My son didn't get creeped aat all. He kept asking questions about God and why things were created *that* way, or "did that person know Jesus?". It hasn't scarred him a bit--now Bambi would have him in hysterics!!! LOL
Will you still be my friend! :)
I have never seen or heard of this before, so let me get one thing straight. Are these actual dead bodies? And if so, where do they get them from? I'm assuming people would have to specifically donate their bodies to be used in this way. That, to me, is a bit strange.
That said, I can see how this could be useful for educational purposes for those who are interested, but its not for me. I do find it a bit disturbing. But to each their own, right?
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glad your still keeping me around! LOL!!!
ps...i'm a former SL'er...i used it for about 4 years and switched back to KONOS...they are a good curriculum, and it helped me really "relax" about homeschooling
Hey... I'm having a contest... I was going to be giving away a model of a person with their skin off, but you'll just have to settle for a magnet...
The way you described it I thought it woud be some horror freakshow. But looking at the pics it's not very gory at all.
On the other hand $22 is rather steep for any exhibit. I guess body snatching, whoops, I mean finding "donors" is expensive.
We have things like livers and lungs in jars and galss boxes at our Science Museum, but platicised bodies with peeled off skin, that's a bit overwhelming.
Maybe the whole body is more disturbing because there's no denying it is (was) human... not just a part you learn to label in school. There's nothing personal about the lung in the glass box, until you read the little sign that tells you it belonged to a 54 year old male who died of lung cancer... then you realize there was a person involved. You don't have the chance to keep it impersonal looking at an entire human body. That's hard to take... what was their name? were they married? did they have kids? were they nice? a jerk? Ugh, I'm putting way too much thought into this.
I'm just glad it's not at our museum, because I would be torn. It seems awful, yet a bit fascinating and intriguing... I might want to see it, but then I might regret it...
Honestly, I read this last night and thought I might hurl so I logged off and went to bed instead - lol. I do believe that the human body is amazing - what an amazing God! However, I prefer to see people with their skin on. I also prefer them to be wearing clothes, but I guess that's a result of the fall, huh? I can see how it would be fascinating in a way, though. Personally, I just don't think I'm ready for it!
I just don't think I could pay to see that! Now, I did find a CSI:Insects exhibit at a Science Museum fascinating, but, I just do not think this would be for me! I know someone must find it intruiging, or else they wouldn't show it!! But, I am not that type of person! I am the type of person that looks the otherway on purpose if there is a dead animal on the road!!!
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