How do they know how long or what will kill you?

United States
October 13, 2008 7:55pm CST
science has all these things they say such as if you jump off of a tall building it will be you having a heart attack at the fright from jumping than the fall and landing itself.. how do they know? how many people did they throw off a building? or did they get volunteers to die or simulate it? lol.. or that a gun shot to the head will kill you instantly? what about the people that live? bombs killing us instantly.. plane crashes.. which poisons have no pain (compared that lethal injection is being looked over again since the med they gave you first to put you to sleep before they killed you some how left them in a coma state but to where they could feel everything.. which how did they know THAT?!?!) so seriously.. how do they know? are they just assuming??
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Personally I think that if your being executed or a crime it OUGHT to be painful. As for the falling off a building- they looked at the survivors. You can survive both the fall & heart attack & there would still be signs afterwords.
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• United States
14 Oct 08
yeah i agree it should hurt.. but several states stopped or put a hold on any executions till they figured out a more "humane" way of doing it
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I have this nice axe here. Any states looking for a good headsmen? It'd save the taxpayers a fortune.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I have wondered things like that too...like how do they know how to prescribe glasses for a one year old who can't do an eye test......things like that! They are totally beyond me!
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• United States
15 Oct 08
yeah i guess in babies they just see if they can see at all then guess?? i have seen a lot of little kids that wouldnt know have glasses so maybe its how the actual eye responds..
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
14 Oct 08
Some are probably calculations or simulations. Others are asumptions and still others are probably based off of what other people have experienced....maybe they did inject people with the poisons...a small but with an antidote to test the pain.
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• United States
15 Oct 08
ugh but what a thing to assume!!
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
True..but ti would be a really morbid thing to go out and test.
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22 Oct 08
I think these researched medical, or hypothetical findings are due to scientists and the like pulling projects out of a hat ;) I'd rather they researched a cure for cancer, but im sure we're all feeling a lot better knowing that if we get shot in the head we'll last about 5seconds.....
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• United States
23 Oct 08
hmm scientist actually working on something useful?? that would be bizarre haha.. and hey 5 seconds is too long!!