Can death be prevented?

July 17, 2009 12:04am CST
Say we have a middle aged male and for some reason, his heart stops working. Lets assume by magic, we are able to remove his heart and replace it with a working one all within a matter of minutes. Would that male come back to life? Now let's take a man in his 80's, he dies from so called "natural causes". If we are able to determine why he died, replace the organ that failed with a working one all within a few minutes, would the old man come back to life? Finally, a female who died 5 days ago, she was frozen in ice so her body hasn't decayed yet. Like the middle ages male above, let's assume she died because her heart failed. Would replacing that heart 5 days later with a working one automatically result in her coming back to life? The above assumes the following: - Souls either remain in the body after death, return to the body after death or souls do not exist - We have medical advancements that allow us to grow new organs to replace old, failed organs within a few minutes
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@voldrox (7204)
• India
17 Jul 09
hi gohan, each and every part and organs of our body is made up of basic cells and the cells age, they get older and wear out, i believe if we are able to preserve our cells in any way then we might have a chance to stay alive longer but definitely not immortality, one day everyone has to die... one day they were showing on discovery channel about preserving bodies and "reactivating" them later from a deep sleep.... like in the movie aliens
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I don't think so. Preserving one's body does not mean if a part has been replaced will make it work again. Everyone is destined to die. It is in his/her destiny. Only, we go at different times. Usually, it is said that those who die before us have already done their mission here on earth. If God wants you to go back to Him. no advancement in technology will make the person live.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I don't think so. Preserving one's body does not mean if a part has been replaced will make it work again. Everyone is destined to die. It is in his/her destiny. Only, we go at different times. Usually, it is said that those who die before us have already done their mission here on earth. If God wants you to go back to Him. no advancement in technology will make the person live.