human experimentation

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Amazingly interesting articles on a color library, burning at the stake, Scarfolk and more neat stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and some of them are pretty great. Here are the best of the bunch.

In Search of the Ghoulish Work of Japan's Unit 731

There was something about the moment in human history that encapsulated World War II where the idea of vivisecting humans seemed appealing to a lot of people around the world. Either that, or there are a lot of us who really want to dismember alive those people we interact with at any given moment and it was only under the utter attendent loss of humanity that afforded some of those people the opportunity to do it. That Herophilus, the father of anatomy, vivisected about 600 live subjects in the fouth century BC, shows that the curosity of what will happen when a knife opens a live human is an ancient one.

How Human Experimentation Works

Human experimentation is an age-old practice, dating back to 4 BCE. Listen in as Josh and Chuck give you the low-down on the historic, grisly underbelly of science and medicine -- human experimentation.

There are a few things I definitely wouldn't want to be the last thing I saw before I went under general anesthesia for an operation. I would say seeing Satan muttering behind his hand to his minions who then look at me and laugh scoffingly would really suck, especially if Satan says "See you soon," real casually as I am wheeled past on a gurney and I say, "What did you say?" and he says, "Nothing. Nothing." I wouldn't like that at all.