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Where do you call "dead".... "dead" ?
Mon Nov 7, 2016 5:43pm

Is it when loss of consciousness occurs?

Is it when the vital signs (breathing, heartbeat) stop?

Is it when brain activity stops?

Is it an hour after one of the above? Or 24 hours?

If someone is "brought back" from one of the above states, is that person alive or undead? What if that person has brain damage - is that person fully alive, partially alive, partially dead, fully dead, or something else?

What does one so learn-ed about death, as yourself, judge to be the defining moment of death?

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